DEMAND THAT THE US SENATE VOTE
ON PROTECTING PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILDREN
WASHINGTON (November 12, 2013) — At a press conference on November 7, I joined U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in announcing introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1670) in the U.S. Senate.
This bill would protect unborn children from abortion, nationwide, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age, based on scientific evidence that by this stage of development (if not earlier), the baby will experience excruciating pain when subjected to typical late abortion procedures. This is the most important single pro-life bill to be proposed in Congress since the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act was enacted ten years ago.
This new bill (S. 1670) is based directly on the model legislation crafted by National Right to Life, which has already been enacted in 10 states. With strong backing from National Right to Life, a virtually identical bill (H.R. 1797) has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Now, it is time to demand that the U.S. Senate vote on this landmark legislation. But that won’t happen without your help.
Thirty-six (36) senators have already joined Senator Graham as co-sponsors of the new legislation. Please act today! Click here to go to the National Right to Life Legislative Action Center. There you will find tools that make it easy for you to send e-mail messages to our two U.S. senators — Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand — in just a couple of minutes. You will be shown a suggested message, which you can modify or replace as you see fit.
In the past both Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand have been endorsed by Planned Parenthood for their 100% pro-abortion voting record. Neverthless, it is essential they hear from us.
Please express your strong support for S. 1670 — and ask them to urge Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nv.) to allow an early Senate vote on S. 1670.
To view an up-to-date list of all of the co-sponsors of S. 1670, arranged by state, click here.
To see a video of National Right to Life Senior Legislative Counsel Susan T. Muskett go toe-to-toe with two critics of the bill on MSNBC’s “Hardball With Chris Matthews” (November 8), click here.
The forces that are opposed to legal protections for unborn children have financial resources that are far greater than ours. Already, the radical pro-abortion group “NARAL Pro-Choice America” is running a TV ad against our bill! If you can possibly help us in our campaign to bring this issue before the American people and force the Senate to vote on it, please use the “Contribute now.” button below — and I thank you.
Fighting with you to protect innocent human lives,
National Right to Life President