Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1670) in the U.S. Senate. This bill would protect unborn children from abortion, nationwide, beginning at 20 weeks’ fetal age, based on scientific evidence that by this stage of development (if not earlier), the baby will experience excruciating pain when subjected to typical late abortion procedures. This is the most important single pro-life bill to be proposed in Congress since the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act was enacted ten years ago.
This new bill (S. 1670) is almost identical to (H.R. 1797, a bill that has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Now, it’s time to demand that the U.S. Senate vote on this landmark legislation.
Thirty-six (36) senators have already joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) as co-sponsors of the new legislation. Please add your voice. Click here to find tools that make it easy for you to send e-mail messages to your two U.S. senators in just a couple of minutes. You will be shown a suggested message, which you can modify or replace as you see fit.
If your senators have already cosponsored S. 1670, thank them. If they have not done so, urge them to sign on as cosponsors immediately. In either case, please express your strong support for S. 1670 -- and ask them to urge Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nv.) to allow an early Senate vote on S. 1670.
To view an up-to-date list of all of the co-sponsors of S. 1670, arranged by state, click here.
To see a video of National Right to Life Senior Legislative Counsel Susan T. Muskett go toe-to-toe with two critics of the bill on MSNBC's "Hardball With Chris Matthews" (November 8), click here.
The forces that are opposed to legal protections for unborn children have financial resources that are far greater than pro-life advocates. Already, the radical pro-abortion group "NARAL Pro-Choice America" is running a TV ad against S. 1670. Please take a moment to add your support for this bill.
Source: National Right to Life