Washington D.C., Feb 13, 2020 / 15:00 pm
The Senate will soon vote on two key pieces of pro-life legislation to protect infants surviving abortions and unborn children after they can feel pain.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed cloture on Thursday on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection bill (S. 311), as well as a bill "to protect pain-capable unborn children" (S. 3275). "Pain-capable" bills establish protections for babies from around the time they have been medically shown to feel pain, around 20 weeks gestation.
McConnell's procedural action brings up a Senate floor vote on whether or not to consider the two bills. As a 60-vote majority is needed to consider the legislation, the bills are not expected to pass.
The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List thanked McConnell in a tweet on Thursday. Regarding the consideration of the "Born-Alive" bill, the group stated, "I mean come on, are we really still debating this, Senate Dems?"