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HOUSE BILL NO. 2797
Offered January 10, 2007
Prefiled January 10, 2007
A BILL to extend the constitutionally guaranteed right to enjoyment of life to preborn human beings from the moment of fertilization.
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Patrons-- Marshall, R.G., Athey, Bowling, Carrico, Cole, Gilbert, Kilgore, Lohr, McQuigg and Peace; Senators: Bell, Cuccinelli, Martin, O'Brien and Obenshain
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Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
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Whereas, the Constitution of Virginia provides in Article 1, 1, that all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. 1. That life begins at the moment of fertilization and the right to enjoyment of life guaranteed by Article 1, 1 of the Constitution of Virginia is vested in each born and preborn human being from the moment of fertilization.


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