Just over a week after the 2018 March for Life, the Democrats and two Republicans Senators voted in opposition to a bill that would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The United States now joins seven countries, some of which include North Korea and China, that allows abortions-on-demand after 20 weeks.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was passed, 237-189, by the House of Representatives on October 3rd, 2017. However, on January 29th, the bill failed, 51-46, to move out of Senate debate and to a final vote after a Democratic filibuster. Only three Democratic Senators- Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia’s Joe Manchin- voted in favor, while two Republicans- Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine- abandoned all principles and disgracefully voted to permit such a radical and inhumane procedure.
The vote clearly goes against the sentiment of most Americans. According to a Marist poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans support a ban on abortions 20-weeks, or nearly five months, after pregnancy. As seen in both the polling and the March for Life, an overwhelmingly majority of Americans are starting to reject abortion without restriction.
Further, this vote shows that Democrats reject science. The Daily Signal reports that at 20 weeks, unborn babies can actually feel pain. They also have beating hearts, have eyes and can see, have ears and can hear, have eyebrows, can sleep and wake, can make faces, can suck their thumb, can swallow, and as stated before, feel the pain of being aborted, which involves receiving lethal injection and being dismembered.
The Democratic Party has once again shown its true colors as an extremist party that stands for abortion-on-demand, and not “women’s health” or “women’s rights.” Fortunately, most Americans, including many millennials, stand in opposition with the arcane platform and support life.