U.S. Senate Fumbles the Pain Capable Child Protection Act

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The United States Senate led by Democrats and two Republicans, did a shameful thing. They voted not to even vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. We’re going to be talking about this next on Faith and Freedom.

I’m Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, joining me is Matt Barber, founder of BarbWire.com, and Holly Meade, the Director of Communications for Liberty Counsel.

Mat Staver: Well, this bill, Matt, passed in the House. It was called, and is called, the  Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. And it would make it a crime to for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion at the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or older.

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As I said, this bill already passed in the house, but like so many things it gets bogged down in the Senate. And the Senate has this filibuster rule which frankly ought to be done away with, meaning that you need to have 60 votes in order to vote on the actual bill.

We only got 51 votes. Two Republicans ultimately voted against having a vote on this…


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