Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week ban)

Senate Roll Call No. 25
115th Congress, 2nd Session

Rejected: 51-46 (see complete tally)
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 2311), sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), is a bill to generally prohibit abortion after 20 weeks fetal age (22 weeks of pregnancy), with certain exceptions.  The bill also contains substantial new protections for infants born alive during abortions.  (This bill was developed from model legislation developed by National Right to Life in 2010 and enacted by a number of states.)  On January 29, 2018, the U.S. Senate conducted a roll call vote on whether to advance this legislation (the companion bill, H.R. 36, had already passed the House of Representatives).  Fifty-one (51) senators voted to take up the bill (pro-life), but 60 votes were required, so the bill did not advance.  The bill was supported by 48 Republicans and three Democrats.  Forty-six (46) senators voted against advancing the bill (two Republicans and 44 Democrats).  One Republican and two Democrats were absent. Senate roll call no. 25.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 25
Votes For : 51
Votes Against : 46
Not Voting : 3

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