Senate Fails to Pass 20-Week Abortion Ban

NewbornWASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill on Tuesday that would ban abortion at 20 weeks and after, or five months gestation.

The Senate was unable to obtain the 60 votes needed to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, with a final vote of 54-42. The legislation was aimed at outlawing abortion at a point where the unborn child would feel pain in their death.

“Over 10,000 unborn babies 20 weeks or older are killed in America every year,” Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., declared from the Senate fllor. “Imagine that for a moment: Each year more than 10,000 lives who feel and react to pain having their lives brutally taken from them.”

“Late-term abortion procedures are so brutal, it’s difficult to even talk about them,” Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. stated. “Americans would rightly shrink in horror from performing one of these procedures on an animal. How then are we allowing these procedures to be performed on our children?”

Some senators noted that the U.S. is only one of seven countries worldwide that allows mothers to kill their children at five months gestation.

“[This bill] would allow America to join the ranks of most civilized nations when it comes to protecting the most innocent and vulnerable of life,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said.

But a number of Democrats sought to block the passage of the legislation, and succeeded.

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“I’m calling this bill what it is: an unnecessary, unwarranted and likely unconstitutional intrusion into women’s private health care decisions,” Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, stated.

“More than 40 years ago, the Supreme Court stipulated that abortion is legal until a fetus is viable. Well, in no way, shape, or form is a 20-week fetus viable,” asserted Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.

Only two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mark Kirk of Illinois, voted against the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. And only three Democrats, Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted in favor of the legislation.

The bill passed the House in May. On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner criticized Democrats for what he called their “extreme support for late-term abortions.”

“It is morally wrong to inflict pain on an innocent human being, but that’s exactly what Senate Democrats and President Obama are supporting by opposing this humane bill,” he said in a statement. “Their extreme support for abortions for any reason up until the moment of birth is indefensible.”

“Recent videos exposing the abortion-for-baby parts business shed new light on why they so emphatically support the practice of late-term abortion: fully-developed hearts, lungs, livers, heads, and legs potentially mean bigger profits. It’s a horrific thought, and a stain on our national conscience,” Boehner continued. “Every American who values life should demand an end to this barbaric practice.”

Some Christian and pro-life leaders oppose 20-week abortion bans as they believe that abortion should be illegal for any reason, at any time of gestation.

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  • Josey

    Where’s the worlds compassion toward the Christians? Thousand of young muslim men who claim to be refugees are flooding Europe and shouting obscenities at those host countries, even refusing some of the help offered by the red cross because they have a cross on their vehicles. I saw a video of some somalis complaining that their tent housed eight of them which the tents were very nice imo, a tent I would sleep in. If a true refugee is fleeing from horrible circumstances they would never complain or refuse help from whomever is gracious enough to give them the help, food, water, clothing, they would be so grateful for whatever relief was granted them but these young muslim men are not grateful, hurting people in the very host countries and screaming Allahu Akbar shows they are not true refugees but are infiltrating these western nations as their koran tells them to do.

    • bowie1

      That’s why strict screening is necessary to weed out the troublemakers and send them packing back to Syria.

    • FoJC_Forever

      Agreed, but I think you have the wrong news story.

      • Josey

        yes, someone is messing around on this site to the point or maybe just my stuff that my post got put in the wrong place, I’ve noticed several times lately this site being messed with, I hope the moderators are securing this site, obviously some hate this site. thks for pointing it out to me I don’t always go back and check on past posts, maybe I should but I don’t really have the time to do so.

  • Emmanuel

    I’m still looking for moral women groups that will fight back.

    • MamaBear

      Most pro-life groups that are fighting back have a majority of women in them.

      • LeftCoast

        We need to see them come against the likes of Hilary, Pelosi, PP CEO and all those Pro-Choice to Kill even harder and louder.

  • FoJC_Forever

    The horror of abortion continues to be ignored by the majority of people in the USA. God hears the cry of the innocent blood. Feminism has made so many women hard and calloused that they refuse to acknowledge they are having their own offspring murdered. Abortion is not healthcare.

    Judgement is coming.

    • And what moral authority makes it all right? The Supreme Court – again the legislator of morality for those in congress that have no personal moral standard of their own: `“More than 40 years ago, the Supreme Court stipulated that abortion is legal until a fetus is viable. Well, in no way, shape, or form is a 20-week fetus viable,” asserted Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.’ Somehow the Supreme Court took the power to make law, and congress thinks they should defer to the laws invented by the court.

  • Clancie

    Evidently very few people care that the Democrats they put in office are of the Party of Death. But God is watching.

  • xxx

    Only blood-thirsty savages would allow this holocaust of the unborn. When history is recorded, this generation will go down as the worst generation in the history of mankind.
    Jesus have mercy.