WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today applauded the House of Representatives for passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act by a vote of 237 to 189.
Graham is the lead sponsor of the Senate effort and plans to reintroduce his legislation this week in Washington.
“I am very appreciative of Speaker Ryan and the House leadership for bringing up and passing the 20-week Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
“At 20 weeks, we know that the unborn children can feel pain. The United States is one of only seven nations that allows abortion on demand in the fifth month of pregnancy. This legislation changes that practice, limiting abortions to cases of rape, incest or saving the life of the mother.
“I will soon be reintroducing companion legislation in the Senate and I appreciate the support I’ve received from my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
“Finally, I want to thank the lead sponsor in the House, Representative Trent Franks, for introducing this bill, and congratulate my colleagues in the House of Representatives for passing this important legislation. We are one step closer to getting this legislation passed through Congress and onto President Trump’s desk for his signature into law.”