Sanctity of Human Life Act
The Sanctity of Human Life Act was a proposed piece of U.S. federal abortion legislation which would have conferred the status of full legal personhood on embryos beginning at fertilization or cloning.
|Full title||An act to provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization|
|Introduced in||112th United States Congress|
|Introduced on||January 7, 2011|
|Sponsored by||Paul Broun|
|Number of co-sponsors||65|
Its 64 cosponsors, all Republicans, included Todd Akin, whose comments about rape and abortion caused political controversy later in 2012, and the 2012 Republican presidential running mate Paul Ryan.
- "H.R.212 -- Sanctity of Human Life Act (112th Congress)".
- "H.R. 212: Sanctity of Human Life Act". GovTrack.us. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- Jeremy B. White (2012-08-21). "Akin Remarks Illuminate Paul Ryan's Abortion Views". International Business Times. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
- Greg Sargent (2012-08-20). "How bad is the Ryan-Akin anti-abortion bill?". The Plum Line. The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
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