Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Heads to U.S. Senate

On Tuesday the U.S. House voted 237-189 on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 36. The bill criminalizes abortions after 20-weeks when babies feel pain, except in cases of rape, incest, and the life of the mother. Now the bill heads to the U.S. Senate where it needs 60 votes to overcome a filibuster.

“It’s time for the pro-life majority in the Senate to bring up this bill and force vulnerable pro-abortion senators up in 2018 to either stand with their pro-life constituents and vote for this bill, or stand with the extreme abortion lobby and vote in favor of late-term abortion-on-demand,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

If the U.S. Senate approves the bill, President Trump has promised to sign it into law. Family Research Council notes that if this bill becomes law, it could save more than 13,000 lives each year.

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