WASHINGTON, D.C., March 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the “Life at Conception Act” on Thursday afternoon, then took to Twitter to tell the world, “the right to life is guaranteed to all Americans.”

The Life at Conception Act (S. 583) is designed to extend 14th amendment protections to the unborn, making it illegal to deprive them of life.

The 14th Amendment states:

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

“The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known — that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore is entitled to legal protection,” Sen. Paul said in a statement.

“The right to life is guaranteed to all Americans in the Declaration of Independence and ensuring this is upheld is the Constitutional duty of all Members of Congress,” added the senator.

The bill’s 15 original cosponsors include Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Burr (R-NC), Daniel Coats (R-IN), Thomas Coburn (R-OK), Michael Enzi (R-WY), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA), John Hoeven (R-ND), James “Jim” Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), James Risch (R-ID), John Thune (R-SD), and Roger Wicker (R-MI).