(The Hill) Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is adding new fuel to the battle over abortion rights.
The presidential candidate has introduced legislation that would give unborn children equal protection under the law as part of the 14th Amendment, giving them the same rights as "born" individuals.
Paul said the legislation "declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known — that human life begins at the moment of conception."
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"Only when America chooses, remembers, and restores her respect for life will we rediscover our moral bearings and truly find our way," he said.