HB 158 – Const. Amend./Life at Fertilization

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus); Rep. Mark Brody (R-Anson, Union)


This bill seeks to amend the North Carolina Constitution by including language stating that human life begins at the moment of fertilization and that new human life is recognized as an individual person entitled to the protection of State law. Language would also be added stating that “any person who willfully seeks to destroy the life of another person, by any means, at any stage of life, or succeeds in doing so, shall be accountable for attempted murder or for first degree murder.

The bill would require the proposed amendment to be submitted to voters at the general election in 2022.


Filed 2/24/2021