Sanctity of Life Act of 2017 (H.R. 3676)
This law was last updated on Sep 12, 2019
H.R. 3676 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 ban 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 Life at Conception Act, the Sanctity of Life Act does not state that the law shall not require prosecution of a woman “for the death of her own child,” and therefore might lead to investigation and prosecution of women who miscarry to determine if their own actions caused the death of the fetus.
The Sanctity of Life Act declares that human life is deemed to exist from fertilization, without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency and ‘‘person’’ shall include all human life as defined herein.