Keeping his promise once again to his constituents to provide constitutional protections to unborn children, Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today introduced the Sanctity of Human Life Act as his first bill in the new 111th Congress. Previously H.R. 4157 in the 110th Congress, the Sanctity of Human Life Act defines life as beginning at fertilization with the creation of a human zygote.
"I firmly believe that human life begins with fertilization and that we have a moral and constitutional obligation to protect and defend every precious soul that comes into existence. This bill gives Republicans and Democrats alike who cherish life an opportunity to protect and defend the innocent and most defenseless among us," said Dr. Paul Broun.
Dr. Broun's legislation would ensure that, as a matter of law, unborn children are correctly determined to be "persons" and are provided Constitutional protections under the 14th Amendment.
This bill declares that the life of each human being begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, like in vitro fertilization. The Sanctity of Human Life Act makes it clear that a human life would be created in the process of human cloning, and thus protected, should this immoral procedure be practiced in the future.