Lindsey Graham Holds Hearing on Dangerous Anti-Abortion Act

Today, Senator Lindsey Graham, the head of the Judicial Committee, is holding a hearing on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a dangerous bill based on “junk science” that would make abortion after 20 weeks illegal. This bill could have lethal consequences for women who “are faced with pregnancies complicated by severe birth defects that can only be diagnosed at this stage of pregnancy.” At the hearing, Senator Durbin argued that “while we debate abortion, pregnant moms in the US are dying at a rate nearly unheard of in the rest of the world…23,000 infants die each year mostly from preventable issues. Out of the richest nations we rank 32 out of 35 concerning infant deaths.” Democratic State Senator Jen Jordan testified that the 20 week ban in Georgia has negatively impacted women’s rights to make comprehensive reproductive healthcare choices. “We heard testimony from mothers who just happened to get a scan a bit earlier than 20 weeks & they felt like they were rushed into a decision to terminate a pregnancy, that they didn’t have time to evaluate the other options because of the 20 week ban.” The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act incorrectly claims that “an unborn child […]

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