October 05, 2017
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and 44 other Senators to introduce S. 1922, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would prohibit abortions from being performed on unborn babies who are at or older than 20 weeks gestation:
“Permitting elective abortions after 20 weeks is an injustice to the unborn. At 20 weeks in a pregnancy, babies can swallow and yawn. They can hear. But most importantly, at 20 weeks in a pregnancy, babies can feel the pain of an abortion. It is disturbing that the United States is in a class with just six other nations—to include North Korea—that permit abortion at or after five months of pregnancy.
“I applaud the House of Representatives for courageously passing this bill earlier in the week to protect the rights of the unborn, and I look forward to its swift consideration in the Senate.”