South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham Reintroduces Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON – Pro-life Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) today reintroduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation would protect unborn children at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.

“We thank pro-life Senator Lindsey Graham for his ceaseless dedication on behalf of unborn children and their mothers,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would prevent cruel and painful abortions from being performed on innocent children.”

Senator Graham is the lead sponsor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and noted, “I am proud to once again introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. There are only seven countries that allow wholesale abortions at the 20-week period, including China and North Korea. The United States should not be in that club.”

A new Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll shows that by a 15-point margin (55% to 40%), respondents support banning abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except to save the life of the mother. This includes not only 69% support among pro-lifers but also 55% among Independents and 45% among those who self-identified as pro-choice.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.