Kentucky Senator Rand Paul introduced Thursday, S.583, The Life at Conception Act, which would declare that human life began at conception, providing fertilized eggs with the same legal status as born persons, according to a press release Mar. 15.
The bill, Paul said, would implement equal protection under the 14th Amendment for the right to life of each born and unborn human.
He continues, "This legislation does not amend or interpret the Constitution, but simply relies on the 14th Amendment, which specifically authorizes Congress to enforce its provisions."
In a video- fundraising ad for the National Pro-Life Alliance last May, Senator Paul explains that Congress legally has the right to define when life begins.
Paul says in a statement, "The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known- that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore is entitled to legal protection from that point forward,” Sen. Paul said. “The right to life is guaranteed to all Americans in the Declaration of Independence and ensuring this is upheld is the Constitutional duty of all Members of Congress.”
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