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H.R.4157 Sanctity of Human Life Act, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 25, 2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - The Constitution and Civil Justice

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  • 47% of users support H.R.4157

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    47% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.4157.
  • H.R.4157 has been viewed 9,748 times

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    • On July 10, 2008, by Anonymous - Sweet, so after they pass this one, when can we start trying to make methods of birth control illegal again? I mean seriously, God says no sex for any other purpose than procreation of the species by two people (of any breeding age) in wedlock. But really though, every person who wants to pass any law (such as this one) which seeks to nullify the effect of RvW should have to adopt at least 1 American orphan. If you have done so, please feel free to harrass me all you like with your position and I will gladly listen to you gripe about the existing laws which seeks to allow for a chance of improved quality of human life before quantity of human life. (please note that these opinions are coming from a person without the physical capacity to carry a child)

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 10, 2008, "Sweet, so after they pass this one, when can we start trying to make methods of birth control illegal again? I mean seriously, God says no sex for any other purpose than procreation of the species by two people (of any breeding age) in wedlock. But really though, every person who wants to pass any law (such as this one) which seeks to nullify the effect of RvW should have to adopt at least 1 American orphan. If you have done so, please feel free to harrass me all you like with your position and I will gladly listen to you gripe about the existing laws which seeks to allow for a chance of improved quality of human life before quantity of human life. (please note that these opinions are coming from a person without the physical capacity to carry a child)"
    • On July 16, 2008, by Anonymous - If this law passes then what is the next step? What is the next government sponsored violation of the rights of a woman who happens to become pregnant? Grocery checks to ensure we are feeding the 'person' properly and not violating its rights? Government sponsored activity to be sure we are getting the right amount of exercise or not doing the wrong exercises? Forced prenatal care provided at the expense of the taxpayers? This is a slippery slope leading to places the government has no business in.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 16, 2008, "If this law passes then what is the next step? What is the next government sponsored violation of the rights of a woman who happens to become pregnant? Grocery checks to ensure we are feeding the 'person' properly and not violating its rights? Government sponsored activity to be sure we are getting the right amount of exercise or not doing the wrong exercises? Forced prenatal care provided at the expense of the taxpayers? This is a slippery slope leading to places the government has no business in. "
    • On November 29, 2008, by rburch - Science and logic say that life begins at conception. We have tax money paying for guilt counseling for women who have abortions. Abortion devastates people. This is a bill that needs to pass.

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      As noted by rburch, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 29, 2008, "Science and logic say that life begins at conception. We have tax money paying for guilt counseling for women who have abortions. Abortion devastates people. This is a bill that needs to pass."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • If I compared Obama to Hitler, I would be sorry too! « Cognition ... - November 14, 2008 by Cognition by Eillina Nady - The following bills are found on his personal website, Sponsored bill H.R.4157: To provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization. Very hypocritical considering he is an avid hunter and kills animals for ...

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      As noted by Cognition by Eillina Nady on November 14, 2008, "The following bills are found on his personal website, Sponsored bill H.R.4157: To provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization. Very hypocritical considering he is an avid hunter and kills animals for ..." (http://eillina.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/if-i-compared-obama-to-hitler-i-would-be-sorry-too/)
    • Should Women Who have Abortions Be Compared to Rapists? . . . Rep ... - October 29, 2008 by News from NOW - Roskam is a co-sponsor of H.R. 4157, the Sanctity of Human Life Act. This bill would dictate that human life begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, at which time every human has all legal and constitutional ...

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      As noted by News from NOW on October 29, 2008, "Roskam is a co-sponsor of H.R. 4157, the Sanctity of Human Life Act. This bill would dictate that human life begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, at which time every human has all legal and constitutional ..." (http://www.now.org/press/10-08/10-29.html)
    • Democrats broken promises. - October 28, 2008 by UNION ARMY REPUBLICAN CLUB - legislation with bipartisan support (the Better Health Information System Act, HR 4157 – passed July 27, 2006 by a vote of 270-148) – but then-Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Emanuel voted “no.” ...

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      As noted by UNION ARMY REPUBLICAN CLUB on October 28, 2008, "legislation with bipartisan support (the Better Health Information System Act, HR 4157 – passed July 27, 2006 by a vote of 270-148) – but then-Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Emanuel voted “no.” ..." (http://unionarmyrepublicanclub.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/democrats-broken-promises/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • The Sanctity of Human Life Act - HR-4157 - December 02, 2007 by NewsBlaze, CA - by John W. Wallace I support "The Sanctity of Human Life Act (HR-4157) introducted in the 110th congress by Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), which defines life as ...

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      As noted by NewsBlaze, CA on December 02, 2007, "by John W. Wallace I support "The Sanctity of Human Life Act (HR-4157) introducted in the 110th congress by Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), which defines life as ..." (http://newsblaze.com/story/20071203134847tsop.nb/newsblaze/OPINIONS/Opinions.html)
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