This is yet another attempt at stripping women of the right to make decisions for their own bodies. There is no scientific evidence that says a fertilized egg has the capability of doing anything that would characterize it as a living being. A fertilized egg cannot breathe, speak, hear, think, etc... It simply undergoes mitosis. The life begins at conception argument is a religious belief, and as such, should be a non sequitur. Our government is one that is based on a separation of church and state. To pass this bill would be to force someone's religious and personal beliefs on the entire population - regardless of their own beliefs.