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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-S3111 on Jun 11, 2008

Signature Legislation: applying 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses
Source: Life at Conception Act (S.3111)
A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right of life of each born and preborn human person.

The Life at Conception Act - Declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being beginning at the moment of fertilization, cloning, and other moment at which an individual comes into being.

DEFINITIONS: For purposes of this Act: The terms 'human person' and 'human being' include each and every member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including, but not limited to, the moment of fertilization, cloning, and other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Question 1: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Abortion
  • Headline: Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 08-S3111



Republicans participating in 08-S3111

Wayne Allard s2oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Sam Brownback s2oKS Republican Governor 
Jim Bunning s2oKY Republican Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Burr s2oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Tom Coburn s2oOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Jim DeMint s2oSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Michael Enzi s2oWY Republican Sr Senator 
James Inhofe s2oOK Republican Sr Senator 
John Thune s2oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
David Vitter s2oLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
George Voinovich s2oOH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Roger Wicker s1iMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 



Independents participating in 08-S3111

Mel Martinez s2oFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 12
Independents: 1


















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