While there has been a significant amount of pro-life bills passed nationwide in different states within the past year, there has been a lack of federal legislation passed on the matter.
While there has been a significant amount of pro-life bills passed nationwide in different states within the past year, there has been a lack of federal legislation passed on the matter. That’s why Republicans re-introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act this week. The bill would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, as well as provide medical care to any baby that survives an abortion.
In what should’ve been a unifying moment for the Senate to finally pass the most pro-life bill ever seen, Democrats decided to block the bill. It’s not surprising, as Planned Parenthood has been lining the wallets of Democrats for years, making sure they fall in line.
While not surprising, it was still disappointing that not even seven Democrats could cross the aisle and vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which needed 60 votes to pass. The ban on abortion after 20 weeks is an issue that has strong public support.
The bill’s two parts were championed by Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Ben Sasse respectively. Graham’s proposal banned abortion after twenty weeks, while Sasse’s proposal would’ve put an end to infanticide.
Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana called Democrats despicable position out on Twitter Tuesday. “At 20 weeks in the womb, babies feel pain. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would protect unborn children from painful, premature death. It’s shameful that America is STILL 1 of the 7 countries that allow on-demand abortions after 20 weeks. #ProLife”
The bill may not have passed, but the fight is far from over to protect the unborn. Pro-abortion politicians must be challenged all the time on their radical positions that the majority of Americans oppose.