Democrats block Senate bill banning late-term abortions

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 26th, 2020 11:17 am

Senate Democrats this week blocked a vote on a bill that would ban late-term abortions.

The Senate voted on whether to stop the Democrats' filibuster on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on Tuesday, falling just seven votes short of taking the bill up for debate. The bill would have banned abortions after 20 weeks and highlights how unborn babies feel pain during abortions.

"The science is clear: by at least five months, children in the womb can feel excruciating pain," said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life. "A strong majority of Americans — including Democrats, independents, and those who self-identify as pro-choice — agree it is past time to get our country out of the club of seven nations worldwide that allow abortion on demand more than halfway through pregnancy."

🔦 Democrats also blocked a bill requiring doctors to give medical care to newborns who survive abortions.


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