SBA: Voters won't forget pro-abortion senators

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy ultrasoundThe U.S. Senate has failed to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in a 51-46 vote, striking a blow to pro-life activists who plan to keep fighting.

The bill, which bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, failed in the closely divided senate after Republicans fell short of the 60 votes needed to bring the bill out of debate to a final floor vote.

"We're one of only seven nations on the whole planet to allow abortion on demand after five months," says Mallory Quigley of the Susan B. Anthony List. "That's more than halfway through pregnancy and a point by which the research shows that babies can feel pain."

Three Democrats sided with Republicans in favor of the legislation while two liberal Republicans voted no.

Democrats who voted in favor were senators Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA), Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia).

Two pro-abortion Republicans, senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), voted against the legislation.

U.S. Senate abortion vote screen grabA roll call vote can be viewed here.

"There was a handful of Democratic senators who are up for election this year in states that President Trump won easily," says Quigley, "and where the pain-capable bill is very popular with their constituents."

She says they are Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Sen.Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota).

According to Quigley, these senators, particularly the women senators, have obfuscated their position in the past and tried to make it seem like they're not really radically pro-abortion and that they have some sort of middle-of-the-road stance.

"This is consensus legislation," she observes, "and so they've really with their votes [Monday night] solidified the fact that they cannot claim to be middle of the road on abortion having voted against this bill."

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