FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Leslie Palma - 917-697-7039
The United States Senate today voted on motions to advance two bills, S. 3275, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NV). Neither bill received the 60 votes necessary to bring it to the floor for a vote.
Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement after the votes:
“You would think that those elected to public service would know the difference between serving the public and killing the public. With few exceptions, that is apparently not the case among Democrats in the U.S. Senate, as once again, a largely party-line cloture vote failed to advance two key pro-life bills.
“The Republican leadership and members of the Senate did the job for which pro-life people elected them, and for that we are grateful.
“But again, we saw that we need 60 reliable pro-life votes, not simply a majority, to overcome the objections of the Democrats.
“What those objections are, however, defy both reason and morality. But they won’t defy elections. The job of pro-life people now is to inform the voters on how their Senators voted on these two bills, and then to vote the abortion extremists, i.e. the Democrats, out of office.”
The tallies of the votes in the current session of the US Senate can be found here.
Priests for Life (www.EndAbortion.US) is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated exclusively to ending abortion. Pro-life efforts are working. The abortion rate in America is the lowest it has been since Roe v. Wade and in recent years states have passed more than 400 laws to protect the unborn. The number of freestanding abortion clinics in the U.S. has dropped from 2179 in 1991 down to 710 today, and President Trump has placed 187 (and counting) pro-life judges on the federal bench.