In June, a bipartisan majority in the House passed a nationwide ban on abortion after 20 weeks -- the point medical science has determined an unborn child experiences pain -- and now the Senate has the chance to do the same.
Momentum has been building since a similar measure passed in Texas during a highly publicized special session, where we once again heard the tired refrain that this is a "war on women." It's not! Recent polls show a majority of Americans favor the ban with some of the strongest support coming from women! Two-thirds, in fact, when asked by Quinnipiac pollsters if they backed the ban said they would support prohibiting abortion on children developmentally capable of feeling pain.
It's been years since the Senate has been poised to respond to the pro-life majority like this and make a meaningful impact for the cause of the unborn, saving upwards of 15,000 babies a year. Much like the ultrasound, medical advancements have helped humanize the smallest among us. As Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) put it, "These aren't just fetuses, science now tells us that they can feel pain. These babies are just like the ones we see in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in hospitals in our area struggling for life, needing love."
Contact your Senators and urge them to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a popularly supported bipartisan bill that would end the gruesome abortions of children after 20 weeks.