The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is one of the most important pieces of pro-life legislation since Roe v. Wade. Susan B. Anthony List is strongly encouraging potential Republican presidential candidates to publicly support the bill. Today the Brody File had the exclusive.
Brody File Exclusive: Exclusive: Potential GOP Presidential Contenders Show Support For Twenty Week Abortion Ban
Some potential GOP presidential candidates are showing their support for a piece of controversial abortion legislation. The Brody File has obtained letters from many of them backing a bill that would ban abortions in America after twenty weeks.
Pro-lifers say the bill is one of the most important to come along in quite some time. It’s a federal attempt to ban all abortions after twenty weeks, the halfway point of pregnancy. It’s commonly referred to as the fetal pain bill, because of the prevailing medical opinion that an unborn baby can feel pain by then. Senator Lindsey Graham is the main sponsor of the bill. “If you’re telling parents to sing to the baby because they understand your voice, should we really be aborting a child at the stage of the pregnancy?” Graham tells The Brody File. “I don’t want anybody carrying the republican banner that doesn’t get this. If you don’t get this, then you’re the extremist.”
That’s why Graham, along with pro-life groups like the Susan B Anthony List (SBA-List) and National Right to Life are pressuring possible republican presidential contenders to get behind the bill, even though many democrats and pundits will consider it toxic. And the response so far? “Great response,” Graham says. “All the major candidates, I think will be with us. I couldn’t be more pleased.”