Born and preborn human being; constitutional right to enjoyment of life. (HB2797)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional right to enjoyment of life. Provides that "the right to enjoyment of life" guaranteed by Article 1, 1 of the Constitution of Virginia is vested in each born and preborn human being from the moment of fertilization. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/10/2007 Committee
  • 01/10/2007 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074442220
  • 01/10/2007 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/02/2007 Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2007 Read first time
  • 02/05/2007 Read second time
  • 02/05/2007 Motion to pass by motion to refer to committee on Courts agreed to
  • 02/05/2007 Amendment by Delegate Orrock agreed to
  • 02/05/2007 Engrossment refused by House (43-Y 53-N)


David Weintraub writes:

Trying to redefine pregnancy again, I see.

So, if a fertilized ovum fails to implant in a uterus, with whom should it register a complaint? Just askin'.