U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today helped introduce legislation to protect unborn children from the pain of late-term abortions.
Daines is an original cosponsor of the commonsense Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would prevent late-term abortion nationwide beyond 20 weeks – more than halfway through pregnancy when a baby can feel pain. In fact, 63 percent of Montanans support legislation limiting abortion after five months.
“The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is an important measure to do exactly that: protect unborn children who can feel pain,” Daines stated. “Only seven countries in the world allow babies 20 weeks or older to be aborted and the United States is one of them, along with North Korea and China. We must continue to be a voice for those who don’t have a voice.”
Daines has long worked to protect society’s most vulnerable. Daines was a co-sponsor of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and actively urged for Senate passage in the 114th Congress.
The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is co-sponsored by a total of 45 Senators, including Senators Lindsey Graham, John Barrasso, Roy Blunt, John Boozman, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Thad Cochran, Bob Corker, John Cornyn, Tom Cotton, Mike Crapo, Ted Cruz, Joni Ernst, Mike Enzi, Jeff Flake, Deb Fischer, Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, John Hoeven, James Inhofe, Johnny Isakson, Ron Johnson, John Kennedy, James Lankford, Mike Lee, Jerry Moran, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, David Perdue, Rob Portman, James Risch, Pat Roberts, Mike Rounds, Marco Rubio, Ben Sasse, Tim Scott, Richard Shelby, Luther Strange, Dan Sullivan, John Thune, Thom Tillis, Pat Toomey, Roger Wicker, and Todd Young.
The companion legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday by a vote of 237-189.