More than a year ago, the U.S. House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This law would protect unborn babies who are developed enough to feel pain by banning elective abortions after 20 weeks.
But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has refused to let the bill have a vote, or even a hearing, in the Senate. He has cynically and undemocratically tried to kill this bill that would prevent so much suffering, all to protect pro-abortion Democratic senators who have to run for re-election in pro-life states.
But, lo and behold, Harry Reid, who won’t let our bill see the light of day, today allowed a hearing on a pro-abortion bill so radical, it would eliminate nearly every state and federal pro-life law ever passed!
The bill’s sponsors deceptively call it the “Women’s Health Protection Act”. But when I testified against the bill in the Senate Judiciary Committee today, I called that “highly misleading.” I told the senators “the ‘Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act’ would be more in line with truth-in-advertising standards.”
Pro-abortion extremists know full well they don’t have the support of the American people, so they are trying to bulldoze their unrestricted abortion bill through the Senate, even while Reid blocks the popular Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act from reaching the floor.
If the Senate really represented the voice of the American people, the Democratic leadership would promptly hold a vote on our pro-life bill, long before even considering an unpopular pro-abortion bill so radical it would usher in a new era of universal abortion right up until birth!
Unborn babies deserve so much better than that, and I ask you to please help us defend them from that barbarity. Your gift to the National Right to Life Committee of $1,000, $500, $100 or $50 will help us educate Americans about how radical the so-called ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ is; defend the life-saving laws we’ve already passed; and push for a fair up-or-down vote on the pro-life bill Harry Reid wants to quash.
For too long, the voices of the unborn have been silenced in the most brutal and violent ways imaginable. Now Reid and his allies would even silence those like you and me who speak for the unborn! Help us defeat them with your generous support today!
National Right to Life President