Update: January 30, 2018
During a procedural measure, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 2311) failed to go to a final vote. The 51-49 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to continue. Two Republicans, Senators Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) voted against the bill while three Democrats, Senators Joe Donnelly (IN), Joe Manchin (WV), and Bob Casey (PA) voted in favor of the bill.
The Senate has announced a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 2311) on Monday, January 29th. This is a critical piece of legislation that will stop abortions after 20 weeks of gestation when the unborn child can feel pain. The time is now to save the future generation!
Recent medical evidence has shown that babies in the womb by 20 weeks of development have a well-developed brain and nervous system. They have responded to painful stimuli similarly to adults. Additionally, premature babies who were born at 22-26 weeks had a 65% survival rate when treated.
The United States is 1 of 7 countries, including North Korea and China, that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks. We must stop this barbaric act and protect the dignity of human life!
Contact your Senators and ask that they vote YES for S. 2311, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.