U.S. Senate to Vote on Pro-life Bills Next Week

Mom And Baby

The United States Senate will soon vote on bills to protect unborn children from late-term abortions and children who survive abortions. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act will likely be brought to the Senate floor next week for a vote. 

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would make it unlawful to perform an abortion on an unborn child at 20 weeks or later, recognizing the medical evidence that an unborn child can feel pain at this stage. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require any health care provider present when a child is born alive after an abortion to provide the same level of care and treatment as they would any other newborn at the same gestational age.

Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Chairman of the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has urged senators to pass both bills. Archbishop Naumann's letter to senators regarding the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act can be read here and his letter regarding the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act can be read here

In addition, the USCCB is asking Catholics to contact their senators to urge them to vote for both bills when they come up for a vote. Information on how to contact your senator can be found on the USCCB Action Center.

February 28, 2020 - 10:36am

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