President Trump, Vice President Pence criticize Senate failure to pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-life President Donald Trump and Pro-life Vice President Mike Pence

Yesterday after Senate pro-lifers were unable to garner the 60 votes necessary to move to an actual vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (“invoke cloture”), both pro-life President Donald Trump and pro-life Vice President Mike Pence blasted the Senate’s 51-46 vote. Let me quote them and then offer three thoughts.

Here’s is what President Trump said:

Recently, when I addressed the 45th annual March for Life, I called on the Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, important legislation that would protect our most vulnerable. It is disappointing that despite support from a bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators, this bill was blocked from further consideration.

Scientific studies have demonstrated that babies in the womb feel pain at twenty weeks. The vote by the Senate rejects scientific fact and puts the United States out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only 7 out of 198 nations, including China and North Korea, allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. We must defend those who cannot defend themselves. I urge the Senate to reconsider its decision and pass legislation that will celebrate, cherish, and protect life.

And here is what Vice President Pence said with regard to the “Senate’s Failure to Advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”:

I am disappointed that tonight, 46 Senators voted against a motion that would have respected the majority of Americans’ convictions – including those of President Trump – by refusing to advance a bill that would restrict abortions on babies when they are capable of feeling pain. Just earlier this month I watched as our president, a true pro-life advocate, energized the growing movement at the March for Life. The pro-life message is winning and President Trump and I will never cease in our commitment to defending and protecting the most vulnerable among us. We will continue standing up for the sanctity of life.

#1 As we discussed yesterday, the ultimate bottom line is that we need more pro-life senators. Plain and simple. The mid-terms are coming up this November and all signs are that pro-lifers and pro-abortionists will go toe to toe across the country. I know you will be ready.

#2. President Trump has demonstrated his commitment to the cause of unborn children on multiple fronts, as we have discussed at great length in NRL News Today. Vice President Pence is a pro-life champion of longstanding. Blessed with a team dedicated to our cause is hugely important and very encouraging.

#3. I had time to watch only a part of the three hours of Senate debate yesterday. Remember we are talking about banning the abortions of very well-developed, pain-capable unborn children.

To listen to pro-abortion Democrats talk about abortions being “safer than getting your tonsils out” (to quote Sen. Elizabeth Warren) is a reminder that now and forever pro-abortionists will never, engage the truth.

It was painful to watch, but nothing like what a baby goes through as she has her arms torn off.