On Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham announced the introduction of legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation nationwide, because unborn babies feel pain and should be protected from being “destroyed by an abortion.”
“We’re choosing today to speak up for all babies at 20 weeks and try to create legal protections under the theory that if you can feel pain, the government should protect you from being destroyed by an abortion, which I imagine would be a very painful way to die,” Graham said about the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
A similar bill has already been passed by the House of Representatives but will face opposition in the Senate where Graham admitted that there are probably not the 50 votes required to pass the legislation.
Nonetheless, Graham, bill co-sponsor Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and leaders of the pro-life community – including Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List – were hopeful that this bill could be a turning point in the fight against abortion on demand.
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