On Wednesday, Republican Representative Beverly Boswell (Dare County) introduced The Right to Life at Conception Act (H.B. 163) in the North Carolina House.
The one page bill simply defines life as the “moment of fertilization or cloning,” while not prohibiting in the slightest in vitro fertilization, birth control or any 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 statement.
The bill is already receiving massive support from the Pr0-Life voters across North Carolina.
Pro-Life North Carolina, a group who’s mission it is to “end abortion and restore legal protection for every human life in North Carolina,” launched a petition effort coinciding with the bill’s filing to gather 100,000 signatures from Pro-Life voters in the state who support the bill.
The group plans to deliver the petition signatures to the General Assembly to show lawmakers the support the legislation has around the state in order to urge the passing of the Right to Life at Conception Act.
You can view and sign Pro-Life North Carolina’s petition by CLICKING HERE.
In an email to supporters announcing the bill and urging Pro-Life voters to become a “citizen co-sponsor” of the bill, the group’s Executive Director Tonya Baker Nelson said, “Since the disastrous 1973 Roe v Wade decision, over 56 MILLION unborn children have been murdered at the hands of abortion doctors.
“Today, in North Carolina alone, 37 abortion clinics put to death nearly 30,000 babies PER YEAR,” she continued.” I believe this is one of the greatest tragedies facing our nation. And I’m sick and tired of politicians telling us they’re pro-life to get our votes and then doing nothing to end abortion once elected to office.”