Text: H.R.1091 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 1091 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1091

 To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to 
 the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human 
                                person.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 12, 2013

 Mr. Jordan (for himself, Mr. Hunter, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Barr, Mr. 
   Cole, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Jones, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Hall, Mr. Broun of 
   Georgia, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. 
    Fincher, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Barton, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Mica, Mr. 
 Burgess, Mr. Carter, Mrs. Ellmers, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Brady of 
 Texas, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Guthrie, 
Mr. Garrett, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Boustany, 
   Mr. Denham, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. 
Barletta, Mr. Southerland, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Westmoreland, Mrs. Black, 
  Mr. Kelly, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Kingston, Mr. 
Schweikert, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Weber of Texas, and Mr. Latta) introduced 
    the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the 
                               Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
 To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to 
 the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human 
                                person.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Life at Conception Act''.

SEC. 2. RIGHT TO LIFE.

    To implement equal protection for the right to life of each born 
and preborn human person, and pursuant to the duty and authority of the 
Congress, including Congress' power under article I, section 8, to make 
necessary and proper laws, and Congress' power under section 5 of the 
14th article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the 
Congress hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the 
Constitution is vested in each human being. However, nothing in this 
Act shall be construed to authorize the prosecution of any woman for 
the death of her unborn child.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this Act:
            (1) Human person; human being.--The terms ``human person'' 
        and ``human being'' 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.
            (2) State.--The term ``State'' used in the 14th article of 
        amendment to the Constitution of the United States and other 
        applicable provisions of the Constitution includes the District 
        of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and each other 
        territory or possession of the United States.
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