Sadly, this week the U.S. Senate blocked the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have protected unborn babies from abortion after 20 weeks, when doctors say they’re able to experience pain. The U.S., along with China and North Korea, is among only seven countries worldwide which allow elective abortion after 20 weeks. (See Explainer: What you should know about the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.)
It’s heartbreaking that this Act was not cleared by the Senate, when the lives of unborn children are at stake. But perhaps one of the benefits of this process was the attention once again given to the unborn and their humanity. Check out this excellent 10-minute speech from Senator Ben Sasse.