GUARDIANS OF THE SMALLEST AMERICANS
“We write to bring to your attention a comprehensive and alarming new study which found that the United States is one of just seven countries worldwide that permit elective abortion more than halfway through pregnancy (beyond 20 weeks). The study, commissioned by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the education arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, researched abortion laws in 198 countries and semi-autonomous regions with a population exceeding one million.”
“Joining the United States in allowing abortions past 20 weeks are China, North Korea, Singapore, Canada and the Netherlands. If ranked by population size, the United States places second, beaten only by China. It is time that we in Congress act to bring the United States out of the fringe and closer to international norms on abortions.”
So reads a letter sent by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, to her colleagues, co-signed by Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and 31 more.
“I urge Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would bring us closer to international norms and the views of the American people,” Ms. Ayotte writes.
“It is time America join the ranks of most other civilized countries by protecting unborn children at least at the point at which they are capable of feeling pain. The House already approved this humane measure in a bipartisan vote last summer. There’s no reason our constituents should be kept from having their voices heard on this issue in the Senate as well,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, also one of the signers.