nc-stampHB 163 – Enact Right to Life at Conception Act

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Beverly Boswell (R – Dare)

If passed, this bill would declare that life begins at conception. It states that nothing could be construed to require the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child, prohibit in vitro fertilization, or prohibit the use of birth control.  This is an area of the law that has been debated for decades.  To date, the US Supreme Court has upheld abortion laws without defining when life begins.