Last Tuesday the House passed a new Pro-Life Bill that would Ban Abortions past the 20-week mark. The Trump White House “strongly supported” the bill.
The new bill, known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is not anticipated to make it through the Senate. The bill is named after the fact, that babies, after 20 weeks start developing nerves. This bill is seen as a step in the right direction and will hopefully bring more attention to the late-term abortion policies.
According to Federal Statistics, the majority of abortions are performed early in the pregnancy well before the later term.
Trump in a campaign letter also wanted to take it a step further.
“Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and reallocating
their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care
The landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade protects women’s right to have an abortion. However, more than a dozen states now ban them after 20 weeks.
“It’s science: unborn babies feel pain by at least 20 weeks. Late, dismemberment abortions are too extreme for America. #TheyFeelPain,” bill sponsor Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., tweeted ahead of the vote Monday.
Franks’ bill enjoyed the support of fellow conservatives in the GOP conference and from the influential Susan B. Anthony List pro-life group.
However, the bill needs the unlikely support of at least eight Democrats to pass in the narrowly GOP-controlled Senate.
South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham has companion legislation that could be introduced as early as Tuesday, a congressional source told Fox News.
Senate Democrats rejected a similar House bill in 2015.
“20-week abortion bans are: unpopular, unconstitutional, part of the agenda to ban ALL abortion,” tweeted Planned Parenthood.