North Carolina lawmaker introduces 'life at conception' bill

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A state lawmaker introduced the 'Right to Life' bill to the General Assembly on Wednesday (WTVD)

House bill 163, a so-called "Right to Life at Conception Act," was filed Wednesday in the North Carolina General Assembly by Rep. Beverly Boswell (R-Dare County).

The bill defines life as the "moment of fertilization or cloning."

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The bill states that it will not prohibit in vitro fertilization, birth control or "(other) means of preventing human fertilization."

"This Life at Conception Act says unborn children are people legally entitled to constitutional protection," Boswell said in a press release.

Rep. Beverly Boswell (R-Dare County)

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An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the bill called for the prohibition of in vitro fertilization, birth control or "(other) means of preventing human fertilization."
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