Late-Term Abortion Ban Up For Senate Vote

WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – A bill banning late-term abortions will be voted on in the U.S. Senate.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (PCUCPA) passed the House of Representatives in October 2017. This was its third time passing the House. The bill has yet to pass the Senate.

It is thought pro-abortion Senate Democrats will filibuster to stop the bill from passing. They have already used filibuster against this bill on several occasions.

The PCUCPA will ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in most cases. There are exceptions for rape, incest and danger to the mother’s life.

 

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump pledged that, if given the opportunity, he would sign the late-term abortion ban into law. In September, he confirmed this was a “high priority” for him.

He also promised to defund Planned Parenthood: a promise which now-President Trump has yet to fulfill.

The bill’s 20-week threshold is based on scientific evidence regarding fetal development. The text of the bill explains, “Pain receptors (nociceptors) are present throughout the unborn child’s entire body, and nerves link these receptors to the brain’s thalamus and subcortical plate by no later than 20 weeks after fertilization.”

 

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