U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., joined Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and 44 other Senators this week to introduce S. 1922, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would prohibit abortions from being performed on unborn babies who are at or older than 20 weeks gestation.
“At five months, an unborn child is developed. As the father of a child born pre-maturely, I want other children to have the same chance that my daughter had,” said Enzi. “This legislation would provide the common sense protection that the lives of other children are given.”
The protections for unborn children at 20 weeks after fertilization follows significant scientific evidence that abortion inflicts tremendous pain on these vulnerable human beings. The U.S. is one of only seven countries that allow abortions after 20 weeks. The list includes North Korea and China.