As expected, the House of Representatives passed a major pro-life bill which would protect children in the womb after 20 weeks. But it faces a difficult path to get 60 votes to break an expected filibuster in the Senate.
The vote for the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. The House approved the bill on a 237-189 vote.
Should the Senate approve the bill, President Donald Trump would sign the pro-life bill into law.
“Overwhelming majorities of Americans—some 60-64% according to pollsters—support legal protection for pain-capable unborn children,” said pro-life 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 a helpless child.”