Guess who aims to control abortion debate in Senate

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Planned Parenthood logo with cash backgroundUpcoming elections are crucial to advance pro-life legislation in the narrowly divided U.S. Senate, says the leader of a pro-life organization.

President Trump has expressed his intent to sign pro-life legislation such as a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

The legislation passed in the House but failed to obtain the 60 votes necessary in the Senate to even debate the measure.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, points out there are three branches of the federal government and one of them failed to act.

Dannenfelser

"The president would have signed that five-month pain capable bill if the Senate had been able to send it to him," she says. "He asked for it. He spoke to that very eloquently. But if the Senate can't pass the bill and have the Congress send him that bill, he simply can't sign it."

Under the present system, a mere two or three senators can effectively prevent the full Senate from advancing a pro-life bill to the floor for a vote.

With elections coming in November, Dannenfelser says it's important for pro-lifers to organize for their cause just as the other side is organizing, too.

Planned Parenthood, for example, has announced it will spend $20 million backing pro-abortion candidates in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, The Hill reported. 

"We're sending a clear message to the politicians who made careers of undermining our freedom and rights: we're voting you out in 2018," a spokesman for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund said in March. 

"Between now and this November," says the pro-life leader, "will be the biggest opportunity we have to change the Senate to further transform it into a very strong pro-life majority."

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