President Trump announced it is a “high priority” for him to sign a proposed bill which will ban abortions on babies after 20 weeks, when they are able to feel pain.
Per Daily Wire:
The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” will be voted on in the House on October 3, and is expected to pass. If the act can muster 60 votes in the Senate, where Republicans have a majority (52 seats), the important pro-life legislation will be codified by the president.
The bill was blocked by Senate Democrats back in 2015.
“Not only will passing this legislation keep a promise we made, but all the work is for the same goal: ending suffering and helping people live,” said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), on Tuesday.
As noted by The Hill, the legislation is sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and would criminalize abortionists performing the procedure post 20 weeks. The women seeking the abortion will not be punished.
“We want to be there for the woman, and we know we need a law to protect the children,” said Dannenfelser.
Dannefelser is very optimistic the bill will make it past Senate and then it will be signed by President Trump.