Federal Legislation
March 12, 2004

H.R. 3069 - Right to Life Act

Action Requested:
None at this time.

Background:
Official purpose: To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.

Introduced September 10, 2003 by Rep. Duncan Hunter, Duncan [CA-52]

Cosponsors (24)

Status:

9/10/2003:Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
10/22/2003:Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
12/31/2004: This bill is "dead". It was not passed into law before the end of the 108th Congress.

Bill Summary and Status

HSLDA's Position:
H.R. 3069 is not central to the core of HSLDA's mission, but many members may be interested in the outcome of this bill.

The language in the Right to Life Act states that Congress declares that the right to life is guaranteed by the Constitution and is vested in each human being. If passed, this bill would define "human person" and "human being" as including each and every member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including, but not limited to, the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.

For more information on this issue please see the other resources.

 Other Resources

H.R. 3069 (pdf) (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Mike Farris Meets With President Bush (11/10/03)

What Did the Founders Say? - A Strategy to Bring Original Intent Back to U.S. Courts(Court Report Jul/Aug 1999)