Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Senate Fails to Pass 20-Week Abortion Ban

Senate to take initial vote on bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks Republicans Prepare for Upcoming Abortion Vote
Ellis Copeland | 31 January, 2018, 11:30

The Senate voted 51 to 46 in favor of a 20-week abortion ban Monday, falling a few votes short of advancing a law that would have had serious repercussions on reproductive rights around the country. The bill exempted women whose lives are deemed at risk, as well as rape and incest victims, provided they report the crime to authorities, and receive medical treatment or counseling at least 48 hours before the abortion.

The bill's supporters argue that fetuses aborted after 20 weeks can feel pain.

South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham has introduced the bill in previous Congresses, garnering support on both sides of the aisle.

Two pro-abortion Republicans, senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), voted against the legislation. A spokesperson for Manchin echoed that sentiment, saying he, too, would back the measure on Monday. Gary Peters (D., Mich.) also did not support the bill, though he is not up for reelection this year.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group, said Democrats up for re-election "ought to vote in line with their constituents and support this compassionate bill".

"I urge the Senate to reconsider its decision and pass legislation that will celebrate, cherish, and protect life", said Trump.

Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) also did not vote, though he been absent from the Senate since early December battling brain cancer; it is unclear when he is expected to return.

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Fifty-one senators (forty-eight Republicans and three Democrats) voted to take the bill up for debate, but 60 votes were required.

President Donald Trump today is slamming Senate Democrats for blocking a pro-life Senate bill to ban late-term abortions - a bill that would save as many as 18,000 unborn babies form abortions each and every year.

Family Research Council chief Tony Perkins said: "American should not be forced to remain in the company of nations that engage in the aborting of viable unborn children".

A piece of anti-abortion legislation criminalizing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy has failed in the Senate.

It was just a couple of weeks ago when people from all over the community were fighting for women's right.

"As the clock ticks for Washington to approve a budget and find a solution for Dreamers, the Senate wasted time on an unconstitutional abortion ban". Three Democrats voted for the measure. Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted on Saturday. (Read John McCormack on how the Democratic party is grappling with a progressive push to oust pro-life Democrats here).

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