Graham Unveils 20-week Abortion Ban in Senate

(WNS)–Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has a message for his U.S. Senate colleagues: Get ready for a debate on late-term abortions. Graham, on June 11, unveiled a Senate bill mirroring the 20-week abortion ban the House passed last month. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has 45 Republican co-sponsors, and Graham guaranteed it will receive a full debate in the Senate by 2016.
Numerous national polls found the majority of Americans support the 20-week abortion ban, across demographic lines. Democratic voters are split in half on the issue, but last month only four House Democrats joined 238 Republicans voting in favor of the measure. Graham assailed the United States for being one of seven nations without a late-term abortion ban—including North Korea, China, and Vietnam.
“As far as human rights, the fewer things America has in common with the regimes of North Korea and China, the better,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. “It’s time for us to leave this club of seven.”

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