... whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
The Senate voted last week to stop the Democrats’ filibuster of the Pain
Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would ban
abortions after 20 weeks — as neither Congress nor state legislatures
can vote to ban all abortions under Roe v. Wade. The bill highlights how
unborn babies feel intense pain when they are killed in abortions.
What I am asking every colleague is this: look in your hearts and
help us stand up for the most innocent life,” said Senate Republican
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in advance of the vote.
But Democrats defeated the cloture vote 54-42, with pro-life Senate
Republicans not getting the 60 votes needed to end debate and proceed to
a vote on the pro-life bill itself. Three Democrats joined with
Republicans to support the pro-life bill, including Joe Manchin of West
Virginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. Two
pro-abortion republican, Susan Collins of Maine and Mark Kirk of
Illinois — voted with Democrats to support late-term abortions.
So a salute to the Catholics who voted NAY and made sure cloture would not occur and as many as 18,000 babies can be killed by Planned Parenthood and their ilk each year!
SUSAN COLLINS, R-MAINE
DICK DURBIN, D-ILLINOIS
BARBARA MIKULKSKI D - MARYLAND
JACK REED, D- RHODE ISLAND
ROBERT MENENDEZ, D- NEW JERSEY
MARIA CANTWELL, D- WASHINGTON