Federal - S 1553

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act


June 11, 2015


This bill would protect the lives of unborn children at 20 weeks after fertilization.

Our Position




A recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that premature babies can survive at 22 weeks.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) notes:

“There are only seven countries that allow wholesale abortions at the 20-week period including China and North Korea. The United States should not be in that club.

“I don’t believe abortion, five months into pregnancy, makes us a better nation. I look forward to leading this long-overdue effort and pushing for a roll call vote in the Senate.

“Today is the start of a journey, much like the one we used to pass the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. I have no doubt the legislation will one day be passed by Congress and signed into law.

“America is at her best when she’s standing up for the least among us and the sooner we pass this legislation into law, the better. We are on the right side of history.”


Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 45

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  • June 18, 2015 — Subcommittee hearing held by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water and Power.

  • June 11, 2015 — Original cosponsor(s): 45

    Barrasso, (R-Wyo.)Fischer, (R-Neb.)Portman, (R-Ohio)
    Blunt, (R-Mo.)Flake, (R-Ariz.)Risch, (R-Idaho)
    Boozman, (R-Ark.)Grassley, (R-Iowa)Roberts, (R-Kan.)
    Burr, (R-N.C.)Hatch, (R-Utah)Rounds, (R-S.D.)
    Cassidy, (R-La.)Hoeven, (R-N.D.)Rubio, (R-Fla.)
    Coats, (R-Ind.)Inhofe, (R-Okla.)Sasse, (R-Neb.)
    Cochran, (R-Miss.)Isakson, (R-Ga.)Scott, T. (R-S.C.)
    Corker, (R-Tenn.)Johnson, R. (R-Wis.)Sessions, J. (R-Ala.)
    Cornyn, (R-Texas)Lankford, (R-Okla.)Shelby, (R-Ala.)
    Cotton, (R-Ark.)Lee, M. (R-Utah)Sullivan, (R-Alaska)
    Crapo, (R-Idaho)McCain, (R-Ariz.)Thune, (R-S.D.)
    Cruz, (R-Texas)McConnell, (R-Ky.)Tillis, (R-N.C.)
    Daines, (R-Mont.)Moran, Jerry (R-Kan.)Toomey, (R-Pa.)
    Enzi, (R-Wyo.)Paul, Rand (R-Ky.)Vitter, (R-La.)
    Ernst, (R-Iowa)Perdue, (R-Ga.)Wicker, (R-Miss.)
  • June 11, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Judiciary.Congressional Record p. S4103

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