Introduced in the 113th Congress (2013-2014)
The Sanctity of Human Life Act would declare that the right to life
guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution vests in each human being at
“fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, irrespective of sex,
health, function or disability, defect, stage of biological development, or
condition of dependency.”
Further, the measure states that “the Congress affirms that the Congress,
each State, the District of Columbia, and all United States territories have
the authority to protect the lives of all human beings residing in its
The complete text of H.R. 23 may be found at
H.R. 23 was introduced by Congressman Paul Broun (GA-10). A list of its 40
co-sponsors may be found at
1-3-13 Introduced in the House of Representatives.
1-3-13 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
1-25-13 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
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