Senate rejects bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks

(Worthy News) – The U.S. Senate on Monday blocked a bill that would have banned most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and backed by President Donald Trump, would have imposed a penalty of up to five years in prison for those who attempted to perform an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The woman getting the abortion would not be punished.

The bill failed 51-46 mostly along party lines. It fell short of the 60 votes Republicans needed to prevent a Democratic filibuster. [ Source: UPI (Read More…) ]