The Senate will vote on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation, a move backed by the majority of Americans. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has already been approved in the House by a vote of 237-189.
“Overwhelming majorities of Americans – some 60-64% according to pollsters – support legal protection for pain-capable unborn children,” said Congressman Chris Smith. “Today we know that unborn babies not only die but suffer excruciating pain during dismemberment abortion – a cruelty that rips arms and legs off of a helpless child.”
Pro-abortion Democrats in the Senate are expected to filibuster the bill. This would mean that the bill would have to get 60 votes in order to pass. If it does pass, President Donald Trump has said he will sign it.
Former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino spoke before members of a Congressional committee urging them to support the bill. Levatino, who had performed over 1,200 abortions before having a change of heart and mind, describes the second-trimester dismemberment abortion in the video below:
“The baby’s bones and skull are too strong to be torn apart by suction alone,” explains Levatino. “[…] The abortionist uses this [sopher] clamp to grasp an arm or a leg. Once he has a firm grip, the abortionist pulls hard, in order to tear the limb from the baby’s body. One by one, the rest of the limbs are removed, along with the intestines, the spine, and the heart and lungs. […] The head is grasped and crushed.”
In addition to Levatino’s testimony, Dr. Maureen Condic, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, has testified that preborn children are capable of feeling pain as early as eight weeks gestation.
Currently, the United States is one of only seven countries that allows abortion after 20 weeks gestation, along with North Korea and China. 16 states already have pain-capable unborn child protection laws in place, while others are considering similar legislation.