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Published On: Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act fails to pass cloture

On Monday, the US Senate voted on S. 2311, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation, which passed the House of Representatives last October, would have protected the lives of unborn children by prohibiting elective abortions 20 weeks or later into a pregnancy.

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Unfortunately,  although the legislation received majority support in the Senate, the bill failed to pass cloture, receiving 51 votes in favor and 46 against.

Republicans voting against the bill include Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. Democrats who voted for the bill include Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Kentucky Senator (Dr) Rand Paul, who voted in favor of the legislation, said, “As a physician, I was often called to the hospital to treat premature babies and help save their eyesight. Today, as a senator, I continued to protect life at this fragile stage by voting for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. I will always stand up for life.

“We will keep fighting.  We must.”

 

Related:

Rand Paul reintroduces the Life at Conception Act

Planned Parenthood to honor Hillary Clinton with the ‘Champion of the Century’ award for her pro-abortion support

Hillary Clinton clarifies her abortion stance, Bernie Sanders ok with late-term abortions

 

 

 

About the Author

- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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