Pro-Life Groups Demand Harry Reid Allow a Vote on 20-Week Abortion Ban
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 11/7/13 3:10 PM
The House of Representatives has already passed the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and the only thing standing in the way of getting the legislation to President Barack Obama is pro-abortion Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.
In June, the House approved the legislation and the vote for the bill broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it.President Barack Obama has issued a veto threat should the Senate approve the bill.
Today, joining pro-life Sen. Lindsey Graham, who introduced the late-term abortion ban in the Senate, pro-life groups demanded Reid allow a vote on the measure. At a press conference this morning, Graham announced he would introduce the landmark legislation that would provide nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age.
“It is time for the Senate to take action on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and we urge Senator Reid to heed the will of the people and allow the bill to come before the Senate for a vote,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “One-fifth of the states, nearly two-thirds of Americans, including two-thirds of American women, and the U.S. House of Representatives agree. Now it’s time for the U.S. Senate to do its job and act to protect these most vulnerable members of our human family.”