The house passed the bill to ban late term abortions on Tuesday, meaning no more legal abortions after 20-weeks. This is a huge step, but we are not out of the woods yet.
According to the bill, which was sponsored by Republican Trent Franks, criminalizes the act of performing or attempting an abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy. The consequences may include: a fine, five years in prison, or both.
The Hill reports:
The measure passed heavily along party lines, 237-189.
The bill allows exceptions in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman and wouldn’t penalize women for seeking to get abortions after 20 weeks.
The legislation is likely to face a tough sell in the Senate. A similar bill passed the House in 2015 but was blocked by Senate Democrats.
With only a 52-seat majority it would be unlikely Senate Republicans could gather the 60 votes needed to move the legislation to President Trump’s desk.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday he would reintroduce a companion bill in the Senate soon.
The White House said Monday that it “strongly supports” the bill and “applauds the House of Representatives for continuing its efforts to secure critical pro-life protections.”
As President Donald Trump said, this bill was of top priority, and many pro-life groups have been pushing it for a long time. They claim that a baby can feel pain at that age and on.
To be honest I can’t believe we are still having this discussion. If we declare a person dead when their heart stops beating, why do we not consider them alive when their heart starts? Abortion is murder. Plain and simple.
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said, “It’s past time for Congress to pass a nationwide law protecting unborn children from the unspeakable cruelty of late-term abortion.”
Of course the pro-choicers are angry and have condemned the bill. They think that women should have the choice to murder their child at any point in the pregnancy.
It’s sick and demented. The ban on late term abortions is a step forward for our society as a whole. Feminists want to whine that is infringes on women’s rights. Here’s my question: What about the rights of the little baby girls they’re murdering?
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