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The Equal Protection of Unborn Citizens Act


Section 1. Short Title.


This Act may be cited as "The Equal Protection of Unborn Citizens Act".


Section 2. Findings and Purpose.


(a) The Congress finds that:


(1) The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees equal protection of the laws to all persons within a state's jurisdiction; and


(2) The Supreme Court has recognized that unborn children are persons within the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, and therefore entitled to equal protection under the law.


(b) The purpose of this Act is to establish, as a matter of federal law, that unborn children are persons entitled to the full protection of the Fourteenth Amendment, and to protect the rights of unborn children as equal citizens of the United States.


Section 3. Definitions.


For the purposes of this Act:


(a) "Unborn child" means a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.


Section 4. Equal Protection of Unborn Children.


(a) All unborn children shall be recognized as persons for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and shall be entitled to the full and equal protection of the laws.


(b) No state shall deprive any unborn child of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any unborn child within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.


Section 5. Enforcement.


(a) Any person who violates any provision of this Act shall be subject to criminal penalties, including a fine, imprisonment, or both.


(b) The Attorney General may bring a civil action in federal court to enjoin any violation of this Act and to obtain other appropriate equitable relief.


Section 6. Severability.


If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.


Section 7. Effective Date.


This Act shall take effect immediately upon its enactment into law.


This legislation aims to ensure that unborn children are recognized as persons and citizens of the United States, entitled to the full protection of the Fourteenth Amendment and equal protection under the law.

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