To implement equal protection in the State of South Carolina under the 14th article of amendment to the United States Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina in the General Assembly assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Life Begins at Conception Act.”
SEC. 2. RIGHT TO LIFE.
To implement equal protection for the right to life of each born and preborn human person, and pursuant to the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the General Assembly hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being, and cannot be denied equal protection. However, nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the prosecution of any woman for the natural death of her unborn child.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
For purposes of this Act:
(1) HUMAN PERSON; HUMAN BEING.—The terms “human person” and “human being” include each and every member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.