“I am disappointed that tonight, 46 Senators voted against a motion that would have respected the
majority of Americans’ convictions- including those of President Trump- by refusing to
advance a bill that would restrict abortions on babies
when they are capable of feeling pain”. – Vice President Mike Pence
“On January 29, the U.S. Senate voted 51-46 on the question of whether to proceed with the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill needed 60 votes cast to continue, but failed to find that number. Sponsors of the bill’s House version had called for doing away with the 60-vote requirement.
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) estimated that the federal bill, if passed, would save 12,000-18,000 babies annually. The bill would have protected preborn children at 20 weeks and after from painful late-term abortion procedures, such as the D&E procedure.”
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Abortionists kill about 13,000 babies every single year through late-term abortions when, according to overwhelming evidence, the babies can feel excruciating pain. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.2111) would have brought this gruesome practice to an end.
The rejection of this life-saving bill is both tragic and irresponsible.