Results from the Senate’s Life Vote

Jason Yates
2018-01-31 03:32:34
Dear Unity, We are deeply disappointed that yesterday evening the Senate failed to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation when babies feel pain. The bill had already passed the House and received support from the President. The vote was 51-46 in the Senate falling short just 9 votes to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to pass the bill into law.   Three Democrats crossed party lines to vote in favor of the legislation, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. Two Republicans failed to vote for life, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Senator John McCain was absent. This vote not only failed to acknowledge fundamental science but it ignored the voice of the majority of Americans. According to a recent Marist and Knights of Columbus poll, 76% of Americans don’t support abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. In a statement President Trump said, “Recently, when I addressed the 45th annual March for Life, I called on the Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, important legislation that would protect our most vulnerable. It is disappointing that despite support from a bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators, this bill was blocked from further consideration. Scientific studies have demonstrated that babies in the womb feel pain at twenty weeks. The vote by the Senate rejects scientific fact and puts the United States out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only 7 out of 198 nations, including China and North Korea, allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. We must defend those who cannot defend themselves. I urge the Senate to reconsider its decision and pass legislation that will celebrate, cherish, and protect life.” We asked you to take action and contact your Senators before this important vote – and nearly six thousand of you did just that and joined us in prayer – Thank you! This won’t be the last time there is a vote to acknowledge the findings of science, already revealed in scripture, to protect the most vulnerable in our society. The battle for the most fundamental of all human rights – life – is far from over. In fact, this spring in the midterm primaries and in the fall midterm general elections, we have the opportunity to once again choose who represents us in office. It is our chance to select candidates who boldly support the sanctity of life. Check to see how your Senator voted on this bill and take special note of the Senators who voted no and are facing re-election this year. <www.myfaithvotes.org/senate-vote-pcucpa/> This failed Senate vote should be a reminder to us that the stand we take in the ballot box is really a declaration. Our generation will one day stand before God and answer as to what we did to protect the babies knit together by God in the womb.  We will continue to stand together on this Biblical issue of life. United. We Stand. Jason Yates CEO <www.myfaithvotes.org/>

The battle will continue…

Dear Unity,

We are deeply disappointed that yesterday evening the Senate failed to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation when babies feel pain.

The bill had already passed the House and received support from the President.

The vote was 51-46 in the Senate falling short just 9 votes to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to pass the bill into law.  

Three Democrats crossed party lines to vote in favor of the legislation, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. Two Republicans failed to vote for life, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Senator John McCain was absent.

This vote not only failed to acknowledge fundamental science but it ignored the voice of the majority of Americans. According to a recent Marist and Knights of Columbus poll, 76% of Americans don’t support abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

In a statement President Trump said,

Recently, when I addressed the 45th annual March for Life, I called on the Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, important legislation that would protect our most vulnerable. It is disappointing that despite support from a bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators, this bill was blocked from further consideration. Scientific studies have demonstrated that babies in the womb feel pain at twenty weeks. The vote by the Senate rejects scientific fact and puts the United States out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only 7 out of 198 nations, including China and North Korea, allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. We must defend those who cannot defend themselves. I urge the Senate to reconsider its decision and pass legislation that will celebrate, cherish, and protect life.”

We asked you to take action and contact your Senators before this important vote – and nearly six thousand of you did just that and joined us in prayer – Thank you!

This won’t be the last time there is a vote to acknowledge the findings of science, already revealed in scripture, to protect the most vulnerable in our society.

The battle for the most fundamental of all human rights – life – is far from over.

In fact, this spring in the midterm primaries and in the fall midterm general elections, we have the opportunity to once again choose who represents us in office. It is our chance to select candidates who boldly support the sanctity of life.

Check to see how your Senator voted on this bill and take special note of the Senators who voted no and are facing re-election this year.

This failed Senate vote should be a reminder to us that the stand we take in the ballot box is really a declaration. Our generation will one day stand before God and answer as to what we did to protect the babies knit together by God in the womb. 

We will continue to stand together on this Biblical issue of life.

United. We Stand.
Jason Yates
Jason Yates
CEO
My Faith Votes


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