Sanctity of Life Act of 2015 (H.R. 2761)
This law was last updated on Oct 5, 2018
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.
H.R. 2761 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.
The bill would amend the federal judicial code to remove Supreme Court and district court jurisdiction to review cases arising out of any statute, ordinance, rule, regulation, or practice, or any act interpreting such a measure on the grounds that such measure: (1) protects the rights of human persons between conception and birth; or (2) prohibits, limits, or regulates the performance of abortions or the provision of public funds, facilities, personnel, or other assistance for abortions.
Identical to H.R. 2764, which failed to pass during the 2013-2014 legislative session.