Monday, January 29, 2018

Senate to Vote on 20-Week (6 months pregnant) Abortion Ban

The legislation, cosponsored by 46 Republicans, would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for instances of rape, incest, or critical health risks for the mother. Why 20 weeks? Fetuses can feel pain and can survive a premature birth at five months of development.

Several Senate Democrats have indicated they will join with Republicans to vote yes on the measure.