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H.R. 681 & S. 231 – Life at Conception Act

The Life at Conception Act would recognize all humans, from the moment of fertilization or cloning, as “persons” and “human beings” under the 14th Amendment.  It would, thereby, establish that no state may deprive any person, born or preborn, of his or her life without due process of law and that every person, born and preborn, is guaranteed equal protection under the law. 

The measure stipulates that “nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child.” 

H.R. 681 is the House version of the bill; S. 231 is the Senate version.  The two bills are identical. 

Text

The complete text of H.R. 681 may be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/681/text

The complete text of S. 231 may be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/231/text 

Co-Sponsors

H.R. 681 was introduced by Congressman Alexander Mooney (WV-2).  A list of the bill’s co-sponsors is available at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/681/cosponsors

S. 231 was introduced by Senator Rand Paul (KY).  A list of the bill’s co-sponsors is available at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/231/cosponsors 

Status of H.R. 681

1-24-17            H.R. 681 introduced in the House of Representatives and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

1-24-17            The Committee on the Judiciary referred H.R. 681 to its Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. 

Status of S. 231

1-24-17            S. 231 introduced in the Senate. 

Statement on H.R. 681

1-24-17            Statement of Congressman Alexander Mooney made on the House floor upon his introduction of H.R. 681 is available at https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/01/24/house-section/article/H613-1

 






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