Graham introduces bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks
Senator Lindsey Graham is introducing a bill that if passed, would prohibit doctors around the country from performing an abortion after 15 weeks except in cases of rape, incest, or risks to the life and physical health of the mother.
The‘ Protecting Pain Capable Unborn Children from Late Term Abortions Act’ is very similiar to a previous proposal from Graham that banned abortions after 20 weeks. He says this would better align the United States’ abortion policy with other countries around the world.
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM says: “At 15 weeks the science tells us that the nerve endings are developed to the point that the unborn child feels pain.”
Grahams bill requires doctors performing an abortion to make an assessment of the gestational age of the unborn child. It also explicitly states that psychological or emotional conditions are not included in the list of exceptions.
Senate Democrats say this is a nationwide abortion ban and that there’s a big contrast between the two party’s priorities.
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER says: “Republicans are twisting themselves in a pretzel trying to explain their position on abortion. Let me be clear, again, what Senator Graham is introducing is a MAGA Republican nationwide abortion ban.”
Graham’s bill leaves in place state laws that prohibit abortions at less than 15 weeks. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.