Following Monday’s press conference on tax reform, Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate has decided to support the 20-week abortion ban fully.
McConnell said, “It’s supported by virtually all of my members, and we expect to have a vote on it at some point.”
The bill is also known as the Pain-Capable Child Protection Act. The 20-week abortion ban states that no unborn baby past 20 weeks gestation can be aborted except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.
Abortion providers that violate the law will also face legal action and could potentially face a five-year sentence in prison.
Only two days after it passed with a strong vote in the House, GOP Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the bill to the Senate. It gives hope to many pro-life groups who have worked to promote and pass such legislation.
Only three Democrats in the House joined Republicans to vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act, however.
According to The Hill, Graham said, “I don’t believe abortion, five months into pregnancy, makes us a better nation. America is at her best when she’s standing up for the least among us, and the sooner we pass this legislation into law, the better. We are on the right side of history.”
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