With Senate Vote on Pain-Capable Act in near future GOP Majority Should Send to President Trump's Desk
Washington, D.C.: The Senate is expected to vote soon on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.1922). This act would protect unborn children from abortion after 20 weeks (or five months). Recent science has determined that the child is capable of feeling pain at this point of gestation. The House has already passed a version of this bill, H.R. 36, and President Trump has formally backed the measure, promising to sign it.
"As Congress and the White House continue to tackle conservative policy objectives, the Pain-Capable Child Protection Act would be a 'win' for pro-life," said Ed Martin, President of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. "We encourage Senators to vote yes on this proposal. It is time the United States take steps to return to a place of leadership on defense of human dignity and the sanctity of human life.
"The United States is one of only seven countries that allows elective abortion past 20 weeks including: China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands. The Pain-Capable bill has passed already in 20 states, and the Senate can now take advantage of an opportunity to advance the right to life."
"The tide has turned and young people are now on the side of life," said Rebekah Gantner, Executive Director of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund. "It's estimated that over 70% of millenials support this pain-capable measure, and surveys show that 60% of women, a majority of independents, and even 46% of Democrats support this legislation. It is estimated that this bill would save nearly 20,000 children every year. Congress has an opportunity to advance protections for the right to life of unborn children and we encourage the Senate to vote yes on S.1922."
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles urges the Senate to follow suit with the House in quickly passing this common-sense legislation and sending it to the President's desk.
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