On Tuesday, October 3, Congress is scheduled to vote on a pro-life bill. This bill bans late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which is the time when an unborn baby experiences pain. Hence, the name of the bill the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
The Bible tells us that all life, both unborn and born, is sacred because humans are created in the image of God. We work toward the abolition of abortion in America, but just because we have not yet succeeded doesn't mean we shouldn't try and save all we can. Especially when we have opportunity to do so.
President Trump has promised to sign the bill if we can only get it to his desk, but to be forthright with you, this bill will face the hurdle of the Democrats' filibuster in the Senate. The Senate has a majority of 52 Republicans, but 60 votes are required to end the filibuster. Democrats will filibuster this bill to prevent it from being voted on. Many establishment Republicans will also likely refuse to "nuke" the filibuster because they want to hide behind the rule so they won't have to make the hard vote and live up to the GOP pro-life platform.
AFA has been steadfast in calling on Senate Republicans to "nuke" the filibuster (or the use of parliamentary procedures to end the 60 vote rule) just like the Senate did when confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch.
AFA is also urging all pro-life organizations to join us in calling for the Senate to nuke the filibuster and allow a vote on pro-life legislation.
Contact and urge your representative to vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.