Senator Proposes LIFE-CHANGING Bill – Could Be Historic
(TargetLiberty.org) – In June 2022, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, reversing Roe v. Wade’s federal protection for abortion. The court decided its previous precedent was “egregiously wrong from the start” because the Constitution does not explicitly state people have a right to abortion.
Essentially, the conservative justices stated the 1972 SCOTUS created a law, and their predecessors did not have the authority to do so. As a result, the justices had no choice but to reverse the precedent and throw the issue of abortion rights back to the legislature.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has introduced legislation that will put a strict abortion law in place for the entire country.
Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act
On Tuesday, September 13, Graham introduced the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act. The legislation would put a 15-week nationwide abortion ban into place. The senator took to Twitter and explained at that point in gestation, fetuses have “developed nerve-endings [and] can feel pain.”
Let’s see if I have this right: @SpeakerPelosi objects to federal legislation limiting abortion after 15 wks when the unborn child has developed nerve endings & can feel pain–that’s why anesthesia is provided in surgery to mitigate the pain of an unborn child at 15 wks & beyond.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 13, 2022
In the past, Graham had introduced bills to ban abortion at 20 weeks. He even received some support from members of the Democratic Party. However, his latest legislation is far more restrictive and likely won’t receive much bipartisan support, despite the fact that voters favor such a ban.
In April 2022, the Wall Street Journal conducted a poll that found 48% of voters supported a 15-week abortion ban, and 43% opposed one.
Could It Pass?
Currently, Democrats hold both the Senate and the House, so the likelihood that the legislation would even make it out of a committee, let alone to either floor for a vote, is almost non-existent. Graham seems to recognize the roadblock. The New York Times reported the senator said if his party is able to take back the majority, he “can assure you [they’ll] have a vote on our bill.”
Ahead of the midterms, there doesn’t seem to be much support from the GOP either. When reporters asked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about the South Carolina senator’s bill, he said they would have to “ask [Graham] about it.” The Republican leader also replied his caucus believes the issue of abortion is one that’s best left up to the states to decide. He said he doesn’t think his party intends to pursue a ban on abortions at the federal level.
Do you support Lindsey Graham’s abortion bill? Or do you believe states should have the final say?
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