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Senate to vote on banning late-term abortion, infanticide

Discussion in 'Current News & Events (Articles Required)' started by redleghunter, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

    United States
    Senate to vote on banning late-term abortion, infanticide

    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 13, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Republican leadership began the process today of initiating a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban most late-term abortions past five months of pregnancy, and the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, which would require basic medical care for newborns born during failed abortions.

    Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, made a motion to begin debate on the bills. The first votes on both pieces of legislation will actually be on ending debate on the bills.

    If 60 senators vote to end debate on the bill, the Senate will vote on the bill itself. But Senate rules make it impossible to vote on a bill unless 60 senators agree that the vote should take place. (Republicans temporarily changed these rules to allow the Senate to confirm President Donald Trump’s two Supreme Court nominees; it’s likely that if Democrats regain control of the Senate they will simply change the rules again so as to be able to pass legislation with only a simple majority.)

    More at link: BREAKING: Senate to vote on banning late-term abortion, infanticide
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  2. HTacianas

    HTacianas Well-Known Member

    United States
    Eastern Orthodox
    I don't know that the Senate has the authority to ban late term abortion. Abortion falls under State homicide law.
  3. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

    United States
    It would most likely follow the same provisions of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.

    Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act - Wikipedia
  4. HTacianas

    HTacianas Well-Known Member

    United States
    Eastern Orthodox
    It's one of those things that judges decide. The partial birth abortion ban prohibits a procedure, not an abortion. If the thing even passes it will become another legal spectator sport for years.
  5. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

    United States
    If it passes and signed into law it will become US code.
  6. Erik Nelson

    Erik Nelson Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    "The U.S. Senate just had a chance to protect defenseless unborn babies, but failed to do so – even though a bipartisan majority of the Senate voted in favor of life – TWICE.

    The Senate voted on two crucial bills: The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act.

    As we’ve explained before, the Pain-Capable bill would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which babies are fully able to feel pain and experience physical suffering. Protecting babies from being ripped from the womb at this stage seems like a common-sense, compassionate move, and yet, the bill fell short of the necessary 60 votes.

    A bipartisan majority of 53 Senators – including 2 Democrats – voted in favor of sparing these precious babies from excruciating pain. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) crossed the aisle to join their Republican colleagues and protect babies.

    Sadly it wasn’t enough.

    Unfortunately, two other Senators crossed the aisle when Republican Senators Susan Collins (ME) & Lisa Murkowski (AK) sided with the pro-abortion Democrats in voting against the bill.

    ...Here is the list of Senators who voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:

    Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
    Michael Bennet (D-CO)
    Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Cory Booker (D-NJ)
    Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
    Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
    Ben Cardin (D-MD)
    Tom Carper (D-DE)
    Susan Collins (R-ME)
    Chris Coons (D-DE)
    Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
    Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
    Richard Durbin (D-IL)
    Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
    Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Kamala Harris (D-CA)
    Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
    Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
    Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
    Tim Kaine (D-VA)
    Angus King (I-ME)
    Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
    Ed Markey (D-MA)
    Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
    Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
    Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    Chris Murphy (D-CT)
    Patty Murray (D-WA)
    Gary Peters (D-MI)
    Jack Reed (D-RI)
    Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
    Brian Schatz (D-HI)
    Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
    Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
    Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
    Tina Smith (D-MN)
    Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
    Jon Tester (D-MT)
    Tom Udall (D-NM)
    Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
    Mark Warner (D-VA)
    Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Ron Wyden (D-OR)