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If the claim "life begins at conception" is followed, then policies begin at 15 days after conception.

No - you can't apply until 14 days after the baby is born. That's how age is understood to be described in contracts.

If the SCOTUS were to rule that life begins at conception (or more accurately, that personhood begins at conception, since there's no dispute that a fetus is alive), that wouldn't necessarily change how private parties measure age - or even necessarily how the government measures age. It might result in nothing more than contracts and/or statutes including a new definition that clarifies that "age" is measured from date of birth and not date of personhood.

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