Congressman Introduces Bill To Replace "Fetus" With "Unborn Child" In Federal Law

Steven Ertelt

A pro-life congressman has introduced new legislation that would replace the term fetus with unborn child through the entirety of federal law in order to emphasize the humanity of unborn babies.

Congressman Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican, introduced H.R. 6099, the Recognizing the Unborn Act, with 19 of his colleagues. The Recognizing the Unborn Act will work to ensure that unborn children are acknowledged and protected, he said in a statement to

Everywhere in the federal code where it says fetus, we are going to change that to unborn baby to give humanity and dignity and respect to the unborn, Lamborn said recently.

His bill defines an unborn child as a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.

Every single human, born or unborn, is endowed by their creator and deserves the right to life. This is why I introduced the Recognizing the Unborn Act, which acknowledges the inherent fact that an unborn child is a human life. Far too often, those on the left try to dehumanize and degrade the life of unborn children. My legislation continues to fight to recognize and protect the most vulnerable in our society, Lamborn explained.

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