Date Introduced: December 3, 2014
Proposed by: Bright, Grooms, Verdin, and Cromer
Impact: If passed, bill S.129 would grant full legal rights to a fertilized egg by defining "personhood" from the moment of fertilization, before pregnancy has occurred. Thus, anything that puts a fertilized egg at risk (like surplus eggs involved in the IVF process) could be a criminal act. This would force changes to IVF that render the procedure less effective, and ultimately futile to the patient. By defining life at fertilization, this bill would call into question the legality of many fertility treatment methods and restrict doctors' ability to act in their patients' best interests.
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