Legal Sources

Legal Sources

Legal Source #5 – Legislative Hearing

“The Congress finds that present day scientific evidence indicates a significant likelihood that actual human life exists from conception.”5 5The Language of the Bill, The Human Life Bill: Hearings on S. 158 Before the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 97th Cong., 1st Sess. (1981), p. 2.
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Legal Source #4 – Legislative Bills

“Recognizing and finding that the life of the human person commences at conception, also known as fertilization, and that the United States Supreme Court 1973 Roe and Doe decisions striking down state laws criminalizing abortion, which protected preborn children, are based on false science”4 4House Resolution No. 214, 2015, https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?151+ful+HR214+pdf.
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Legal Source #3 – Legislative Hearing

“The Task Force concludes the following… abortion terminates the life of a unique, whole, living human being”3 3Report of The South Dakota Task Force to Study Abortion, Submitted to the Governor and Legislature of South Dakota, 2005, p. 13, https://www.dakotavoice.com/Docs/South%20Dakota%20Abortion%20Task%20Force%20Report.pdf.
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Legal Source #2 – Legislative Hearing

“Physicians, biologists, and other scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human being–of a being that is alive and is a member of the human species. There is overwhelming agreement on this point in countless medical, biological, and scientific writings”2  2S-158, 97th Congress, 1st Session, 1981, p. 7.
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Legal Source #1 – Supreme Court Case

“[A] fetus is a living organism while within the womb, whether it is viable outside the womb… We do not understand this point to be contested”1 1Gonzales v. Carhart, 550 U.S. 124 (2007), p. 147.
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