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Aden: ‘No. 1 congressional goal in 2018’ is Senate vote on ‘Pain Capable’ pro-life bill

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Aden: ‘No. 1 congressional goal in 2018’ is Senate vote on ‘Pain Capable’ pro-life bill

Americans United for Life Chief Legal Officer Steve Aden recently spoke with a Roll Call reporter and expressed one of our biggest goals in the near future – namely, ensuring our lawmakers protect unborn children at the five-month mark and beyond!

See the Roll Call excerpt below:

The challenge in clearing anti-abortion legislation lies in the slim Republican majority in the Senate. A measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks with some exceptions could easily pass the House. But with only 51 Republican senators, well short of the 60 necessary to stop a filibuster, enacting anti-abortion laws is an uphill climb.

Nonetheless, the groups are pushing for a Senate vote on the 20-week ban later this month, around the 45th anniversary on Jan. 22 of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

“Our No. 1 congressional priority in 2018 is to get a Senate vote on the 20-week bill. That is imperative,” said Steve Aden, chief legal officer and general counsel with Americans United for Life.

18 Jan 2018
 
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