States across the nation have passed National Right to Life’s landmark law to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, which medical evidence says occurs by at least 20 weeks in the womb.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill – the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – in June, and pro-life senators will soon push for action in the Senate. Ten states have also passed the bill into law.
Even a city – the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, which has at least three practitioners doing late abortions – is taking up our legislation to ban abortions on babies who can feel pain.
It’s clear the people are demanding an end to this brutality. But what will Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid do? Will he allow a vote? Or will he try to stonewall the protection of these most vulnerable of unborn babies?
And what of his Senate Democratic colleagues? Several who are from strongly pro-life states are up for election next year. How will they vote? And will they have the moral courage to insist that Reid allow this compassionate bill to come up for a vote, or will they hide behind him if he tries to block it?
Democratic senators like Mary Landrieu and Mark Pryor are from states that have passed the ban – states where support for the ban on killing these babies runs high. Will they stand up for the babies?
National Right to Life is gearing up for the Senate fight. We will not let any senator off the hook – not for voting No, nor for hiding behind their “leadership” if it blocks the bill coming to a vote.
The greatest thing you could do at this moment is to help us publicize the bill and the actions of every U.S. senator as this fight begins. We’ll get the word out . . . to constituents . . . and to future voters . . . which senators support saving these vulnerable unborn babies and which ones don’t.
The bill to ban partial-birth abortion took several attempts, but we succeeded and changed public attitudes about abortion, while saving many lives. Help us accomplish that again, and save more precious children from the most brutal suffering these painful late abortions inflict.
National Right to Life President