Only Three Democrats Voted For The 20-Week Abortion Ban

President Donald Trump walks from Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Wednesday Sept. 27 2017 as he returns from Indianapolis

President Donald Trump walks from Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Wednesday Sept. 27 2017 as he returns from Indianapolis

There are exceptions for rape, incest or to save the life of the woman, and the bill wouldn't penalize women for seeking abortions after 20 weeks.

On October 2, the Trump administration released a statement saying it "strongly supports" the bill.

The legislation passed in the House 237-189.

"It is extraordinarily heartbreaking when an unborn baby is diagnosed with a severe and life threatening abnormality; still, that baby deserves a right to life and right to dignity", she said.

"Polls consistently show that large, diverse majorities of Americans support this legislation - women in higher numbers than men".

The bill states that "there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain at least by 20 weeks after fertilization, if not earlier".

Conti argued that even if the bill does not become law, its passage by the House could be damaging.

Only three Democrats joined Republicans to vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act Tuesday evening, a bill that will now be sent to the Senate. Mr. McConnell's correct actions to force an up or down vote on Neil Gorsuch have demonstrated that the principled debate on this asinine 60-vote rule (that Democrats will change when they regain control) is now over. "However, the threat to women's health is much more grave here in Richmond, where Jill Vogel and Republicans in both chambers of the General Assembly have already pushed an identical ban".

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"As recently as 2014, it was estimated that 430 abortion facilities in the United States were willing to perform abortions on unborn children 20 weeks and older".

During late-term abortions, babies are torn apart limb by limb. Trent Franks (R-Arizona), is similar to legislation that Republicans attempted to pass in 2013 and 2015.

Science has demonstrated that unborn children can feel pain 20 weeks after conception, and the bill would prohibit abortions once the fetus has reached that age. "The whole concept of viability is a creation of abortion law, but we can actually save most of these kids now". "Of course, in these cases we would still vehemently oppose the abortion, because we believe it takes a life, not just a life that feels pain".

The combination of support from some conservative states and the Trump administration, along with some relaxation in the Democratic Party of the criticism of the party's few anti-abortion lawmakers, could give the bill momentum in the Senate, said Mallory Quigley, communications director for the anti-abortion organization Susan B. Anthony List. Hopefully, our humanity will come through as this act is brought to a vote and the innate good that abides in each of us will win out, making late-term abortions a thing of the past.

3 that would ban abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy. We will not rehearse the horrors of late-term abortion here beyond noting that there was a compelling reason the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act was signed into law.

Trump has publically announced his support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in a letter to anti-abortion supporters during his campaign, and on Monday, the White House issued a statement in support of the act.

"By restricting women's access to safe and legal abortion, Republicans are depriving millions of women across the country of their fundamental right to make the health care decisions that are best for them and their families", said the statement attributed to Democrat National Committee CEO Jess O'Connell.

But the majority of Americans agree with criminalizing abortions after the second trimester.

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