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Congressman Tom Marino cosponsors Life at Conception Act to overturn Roe v. Wade

June 28, 2011

The National Pro-Life Alliance announced that Congressman Tom Marino has cosponsored the Life at Conception Act - a bill that would legislatively end the nation's policy of unlimited abortion-on-demand.

In its 1973 abortion decision, the Supreme Court invented a policy that effectively stops any regulation of abortion during the full nine months of pregnancy. The National Pro-Life Alliance has been championing the Life at Conception Act (H.R. 374 / S. 91) to overturn that policy.

The pro-life legislation cosponsored by Marino and 91 other Members of Congress takes advantage of the fact that the Supreme Court never once declared abortion itself to be a Constitutional right.

Instead the Supreme Court said:"We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins . . . the judiciary at this point in the development of man's knowledge is not in a position to speculate as to the answer."
Then the High Court made a key admission:

"If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case [i.e., "Roe" who sought an abortion], of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment."
A simple majority vote is all that is needed to pass a Life at Conception Act to establish personhood beginning at conception.

"I commend Congressman Marino for taking a firm stand on protecting the unborn," said Martin Fox, President of the National Pro-Life Alliance.

"The importance of the Life at Conception Act to saving unborn babies from abortion cannot be overstated," Fox continued.
"Rather than tiptoe around Roe v. Wade, the Life at Conception Act eliminates the High Court's impenetrable wall by giving Congress and state legislatures the power to end rather than merely regulate abortion-on-demand.

"I'm proud to count Tom Marino in the ranks of pro-life champions," said Fox.

The National Pro-Life Alliance is a grass-roots lobbying organization of more than 650,000 members nationwide, dedicated to halting abortion-on-demand by passing pro-life legislation that will protect the unborn from the moment of conception. For more information, please visit or call 703-321-8380.