Comment: This bill does leave it to the states

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This bill does leave it to the states

And scientifically a human zygote is in the process of becoming a fully functioning fetus, which is in the process of becoming a fully functioning baby, which is in the process of becoming a fully functioning toddler, which is in the process of becoming a fully functioning adolescent, which is in the process of becoming a fully functioning adult human.

There is ONLY one point along that line of development that can be know for certain and that is conception. A sperm and an egg do not grow into anything, a sperm combined with an egg grow into a unique being.

Regardless of your view on abortion, all sexually reproducing animals begin their lives as zygotes (the fused sperm and egg). This is scientifically proven.

Now as far as what makes someone human, we only have one thing to go off of, DNA. DNA is what makes you human, not functional capacity. Is a skin cell a human? No, it's part of a human. Is a Human zygote human? Yes, it is the complete body of the developing human. Is a human fetus human? Yes it is the complete body of a developing human.

That said, this bill would only reaffirm that the states may make laws based on the loss of human life. It does not declare federal penalties.