Congress unlikely to ban late-term abortion
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April 2019 – In his February 5 State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump declared unequivocally, “I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.”

However, Mallory Quigley of the Susan B. Anthony List is not optimistic it will happen. She cited two major reasons the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is unlikely to pass. First is the 60-vote requirement to overcome an almost certain filibuster by Senate Democrats.

Second, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is an outspoken advocate of abortion.

“[W]ith Speaker Pelosi just dead set on a pro-abortion agenda in the house, it’s an uphill battle for that legislation,” Quigley said.

For the last few years, the Pain Capable Act has been top legislative priority for the SBA List, a nationwide network of pro-life groups.

onenewsnow.com, 2/7/19; sba-list.org, 2/5/19