Senate fails to block filibuster on bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks

U.S. remains one of just seven countries in the world where elective abortions after 5 months of pregnancy are legal

A procedural vote on a Senate bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks failed on the evening of Jan. 29, after more than three hours of debate. The cloture motion, which would have prevented a filibuster on the bill, required 60 votes to pass, and failed by a vote of 51-46. The bill could continue to be considered in the Senate, even with the prospect of a filibuster, though this … [Read more...]

Pass a Federal 20-week abortion ban now

  The following came to Cal Catholic in a Nov. 1 email. To: United States Senate We the undersigned encourage the Senate to allow a vote on and to pass the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" when Senator Lindsey Graham introduces it this November. It is a reasonable measure to restrict abortion at a period of an unborn baby's life when they are, as … [Read more...]

Supreme Court abortion fight – in time for 2016 elections

The following comes from a late July story on ABC News. The cornerstone of the modern abortion rights movement is under siege. Twelve states have passed laws banning abortions at 20 or fewer weeks after conception, all directly flaunting the legal precedent set by the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling. The most stringent law is in North Dakota, which has … [Read more...]