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Life at Conception Act of 2013 (S. 583)

This law was last updated on Oct 17, 2018




S. 583


Failed to Pass


Mar 14, 2013


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1



Full Bill Text

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.”

Related Legislation

Companion bill to H.R. 1091.


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