South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Chris Smith Reintroduce the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act

WASHINGTON – Pro-life Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and pro-life Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) today reintroduced the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act. The legislation would protect unborn children at 15 weeks, a point by which science shows that the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.

In a Fox News poll conducted April 28-May 1, 2022, respondents were asked, “And what about a law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, except in the case of medical emergency – would you favor or oppose that in your state.” Of those responding, 54% favored such a law and only 41% opposed it.

“We commend pro-life Senator Lindsey Graham and pro-life Congressman Chris Smith for their untiring efforts and dedication on behalf of unborn children and their mothers,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “The Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act would prevent cruel and painful abortions from being performed on innocent children.”

“In contrast, pro-abortion Democrats are pushing for unlimited abortion for any reason throughout pregnancy and using tax dollars to pay for abortion. In fact, the only thing the Democrats are offering the American people in this campaign is an opportunity to kill more and more children by abortion,” Tobias continued. “President Biden and the entire Democratic Party are pouring more effort into promoting and expanding abortion than on addressing any of the critical issues facing Americans today.”