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HomeHealth CareDurbin and expectant Duckworth likely to oppose protecting 20-week-old preborn babies

Durbin and expectant Duckworth likely to oppose protecting 20-week-old preborn babies




UPDATE: As expected, both Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth voted Monday AGAINST protecting 20 week and later unborn babies from the pain they experience during late term abortions. While the measure gained 51 votes in the U.S. Senate, it failed to gain the 60 votes needed for passage. 

WASHINGTON DC – It is likely both of Illinois' U.S. Senators – Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth – will stick with their pro-abortion supporters and vote Monday against the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." The measure makes it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or older. The bill already passed in the House.

Durbin voted against the same effort in 2015, as did the Republican abortion supporter, then-U.S. Senator Mark Kirk

Duckworth's vote will be of special interest, as the second child she is now carrying is due in about 12 weeks – meaning her own baby is past the 20 week mark. The 49 year old will be the first to deliver a baby while she's serving in the U.S. Senate.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act recognizes that unborn babies as young as 20 weeks have pain receptors all over their skin in a concentration equal to or greater than that of adult skin. S.B. 1922 also requires that appropriate medical care be given to any child who survives an attempted abortion.
This bill provides exceptions for the mother's life or health and for victims of rape and incest. A physician who performs or attempts to perform an abortion under an exception must comply with specified requirements. A violator is subject to criminal penalties-a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

There are just seven countries in the world that allow abortions after five months of pregnancy. That disgraceful list includes the United States, North Korea, China, Canada, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Vietnam.
A former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, gave a powerful testimony before Congress that he had performed 1,200 abortions-over 100 late-term abortions up to 24 weeks. Dr. Levatino said, "Imagine, if you can, that you are a pro-choice obstetrician/gynecologist like I was. Using a Sopher 13" clamp with rows of ridges or teeth, you grasp anything you can inside the womb. Once you've grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard-really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about six inches long. Reach in again and grasp anything you can…and out pops an arm. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs."


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  1. Not surprised, the Party of Death and these two are culpable. I’m for sellecting ‘post womb’ abortions and would encourage these two to offer themselves up as early volunteers.
    We need morally sound elected servants vs elites who morally bankrupt.

  2. How sad that Narc wants babies 20 weeks and later to experience the excruciating pain of having limbs pulled off before their precious little heads are dismembered from their bodies. After all, boys and girls, it’s what your mother wants and needs that is more important than your needs. You didn’t ask to be conceived. You had nothing to say about it. And you have nothing to say about whether you live or die.
    How sad that babies are treated as less than human. And that people celebrate their rights to end your lives. Forgive us for not fighting harder to protect you. We grieve at that thought every day.

  3. No woman should be forced to give up life saving chemotherapy because she is pregnant.
    No woman should be forced against her will to carry to term a fetus with birth defects incompatible with life.
    No woman should be forced to carry to term a fetus that is dead.