Capitol Connection Episode 147

Bills Against Late Term Abortion, Infanticide Blocked in U.S. Senate

Last week, the U.S. Senate voted on – and failed to advance – two commonsense pro-life bills to protect pre-born babies who feel pain and babies who survive abortion and are born alive.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortion at 20 weeks, when medical science has proven a preborn baby can feel pain, failed 53-44. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, introduced by Senator Ben Sasse, requires healthcare practitioners to provide medical care to a baby that survives an attempted abortion. While this bill is about infanticide, not abortion, it failed to receive enough votes to overcome a filibuster led by Democrat Senators and was blocked on a 56-41 vote.

The debate and ensuing votes that took place on these bills in the U.S. Senate are ones that all Americans should remember.

Hear why these bills failed to advance, what led to Senator Sasse’s fiery floor speech, and what we should take away from these votes on this week’s Capitol Connection Podcast.

Nate Grasz

Nate Grasz

Policy Director
Nate is the Policy Director of Nebraska Family Alliance and host of Capitol Connection, a weekly radio show on KCRO Christian Radio and available on iTunes.