January 29, 2018
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted to consider 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 post-fertilization. Senator Inhofe is an original cosponsor of the legislation. By a vote of 51-46, Senate Democrats blocked consideration of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
“At 20 weeks, an unborn child can hear, kick, stretch, yawn and above all, feel pain,” Inhofe said. “I’m disappointed that Senate Democrats have once again blocked legislation that would protect the most vulnerable among us. Instead, the United States is still one of just six other nations that permit abortion at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy—including North Korea.
“Life is truly a miracle and it’s time everyone in Washington chooses to protect and give a voice to the unborn.”