Senators Isakson, Perdue Vote to Protect Innocent Lives

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today voted in favor of legislation they co-sponsored to protect innocent lives.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would prevent late-term abortions for any reason except to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest after 20 weeks of development, or five months, the point at which medical science has said unborn children can feel pain. Currently, America is only one of seven nations to allow late-term, elective abortions after 20 weeks.

Unfortunately, the House-passed bill, H.R.36, failed to get the required 60 votes necessary to advance the bill in the Senate because of opposition from Senate Democrats.

“As a grandfather and a pro-life conservative, I am deeply disappointed that this important legislation to protect the innocent lives of the unborn failed today,” said Senator Isakson. “A compassionate nation should protect those who cannot help themselves. No one is more vulnerable than the unborn children we seek to protect.”

“I am extremely disappointed that protecting unborn babies from unimaginable pain failed to get enough support in the United States Senate today,” said Senator Perdue. “This should not be a subject of debate. It is our duty to protect the innocent and the most vulnerable among us, especially the unborn. Every child is a blessing and I will keep working to promote a culture that values all life.”