Federal ‘Sanctity of Human Life Act’ Introduced In U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON — A Republican representative from Georgia has introduced a resolution that would recognize the unborn as being persons from the moment of conception.

Rep. Jody Hice, former pastor of  Bethlehem First Baptist Church and The Summit Church, presented H.R. 586 days before the 44th year of Roe v. Wade, also known as the “Sanctity of Human Life Act.”

“[T]he Congress declares that—(A) the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being, and is the paramount and most fundamental right of a person; and (B) the life of each human being begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, irrespective of sex, health, function or disability, defect, stage of biological development, or condition of dependency, at which time every human being shall have all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood,” it reads in part.

The resolution also affirms that Congress and each state has the authority “to protect the lives of all human beings residing in its respective jurisdictions.”