The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which has strong public support from Republicans and Democrats alike, narrowly failed to pass the U.S. Senate on Monday in a 51-46 vote. The bill needed 60 votes to overcome Democrats’ filibuster.
The bill would save as many as 18,000 unborn babies form abortionsevery year in the U.S.
U.S. Sens. Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia were the only Democrats who supported the legislation.
They alone listened to the majority of their constituents by supporting the moderate abortion ban. Polls consistently show strong public support for a 20-week abortion ban, including a majority of Democrats and women.