New Hampshire All People Created Equal Act 2014 (HB 1504)

This law was last updated on Jan 13, 2015


State

New Hampshire

Number

HB 1504

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 25, 2014

Topics

Personhood

Full Bill Text

www.gencourt.state.nh.us

HB 1504 would have given constitutional rights to eggs, embryos, and fetuses.

The bill states: “The state of New Hampshire hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the United States Constitution is vested in each human being, therefore it is the policy of the state of New Hampshire that human life is deemed to exist from conception.”  The bill specifies that a pregnant woman is exempt from prosecution for the death of her “unborn child.”

The bill defines “human being” to include “each and every member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.”

This bill would have banned abortion, birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception. In addition, it would have eliminated certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments, and in vitro fertilization.

 


People

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