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Life Begins at Conception


It’s a major development in the fight for unborn babies.

Finally – for the first time ever – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made it the official policy of the United States that life begins at conception.

The abortion industry is in trouble. For years, HHS has consistently expanded abortion and funneled taxpayer money to abortion.

That changes now. HHS has just released its strategic plan for the next four years, stating that it will pursue policies that “protect[] Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception.”

As these policies are put in place, they could save countless lives.

Now we have a crucial opportunity. The ACLJ is filing an official public comment in support of HHS’s strategic plan implementing the policy that life begins at conception.

We need you to be a part of this critical public comment. Add your name now.

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America is pro-life. Our government must implement policies that defend the rights of unborn babies. Life begins at conception.

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