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The Hill: McConnell Takes on 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

The Hill: McConnell Takes on 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 24 January 2018 09:36 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed forward a motion that would ban abortions after women are 20 weeks pregnant Wednesday.

According to The Hill, the bill first introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will be up for a procedural vote next Monday.

"Now Congress has an opportunity to take a step forward. ... I'm pleased to have filed cloture on this bill to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain," McConnell said. "And I look forward to voting for it early next week."

The bill, according to The Hill, has 45 co-sponsors, all Republicans. It will need 60 votes to make it past the procedural vote stage.

The House has passed a similar bill, called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, three times since 2013 — including last October. The Senate has yet to pass the measure.

The Washington Examiner reported last Friday — the day of the March For Life — that several GOP senators were pushing for McConnell to pencil in a vote on the bill.

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