Call to Action: Urge Senators to Cosponsor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
By Susan T. Muskett, J.D., Senior Legislative Counsel
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
National Right to Life is issuing a call to action to all pro-life citizens nationwide to make two calls – one to each of their U.S. Senators – to urge them to cosponsor a nationwide ban on abortions on pain-capable unborn children at 20 weeks fetal age.
Next week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate. This landmark legislation will ban abortions on unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age (which is the beginning of the sixth month of pregnancy), except in limited circumstances.
The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives in June by a vote of 228-196. It now has to get through the Senate.