This wonderful quote sums up why this bill is an egregious affront to women and women's rights: RH Reality Check Editor in Chief, Jodi Jacobson, argues that the idea of "life at conception," not only confuses the real issue of when personhood begins, but also dehumanizes women in general:
"In the end, when you hear the phrase “life begins at conception,” remember the implications. In debating the 'personhood' of eggs, embryos, and fetuses prior to viability, we are also implicitly and explicitly debating the personhood of women. Because if you have no choice and control over your body, you are less than an actual person in the eyes of the law. If the right is so worried about abortion the closer a pregnancy gets to viability, then anti-choicers would be making sure both contraception and early, safe abortion were widely available. That really is not their actual concern.
The development of a potential human life requires conception as a first step. But that is not the same as either pregnancy or personhood. You can’t reduce complex reality to a slogan, and when you try to do so, you actually minimize the personhood of women."