The Life at Conception Act of 2013

This law was last updated on Apr 22, 2016


State

Federal

Number

S 583

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 14, 2013

Topics

Personhood

Full Bill Text

www.gpo.gov

S 583 would give constitutional rights to fertilized eggs, embryos, fetuses, and clones. It would ban abortion with no exception for rape, incest, or to save the life of the woman or girl. It would also have banned birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception. In addition, it would eliminate certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments and in vitro fertilization. Unlike the Sanctity of Human Life Act, the Life at Conception Act states that it shall not be construed to require prosecution of a woman “for the death of her unborn child.”

The Life at Conception Act declares the “unborn” to be “persons” under the Fourteenth Amendment, and therefore entitled to the right to life guaranteed in the Constitution. It defines “human person” and “human being” to include “each 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.”

STATUS

This bill is introduced year after year and fails year after year.


People

Primary Sponsor