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Here’s the Two Republicans Who Voted to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal
LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis

Posted on 01/30/2018 6:33:31 PM PST by Morgana

While Sen. Orrin Hatch expressed his ‘shock’ Monday that most of his Democratic colleagues could vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it wasn’t just Democrats who opposed the measure.

Two Republican senators joined Democrats in voting against the 20-week abortion ban: Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.

Meanwhile, Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania—all Democrats—voted in favor of the ban on abortions at the point which unborn babies can feel pain, with certain exceptions such as rape, incest and to save the mother’s life.

With a vote of 51-46 in favor of the ban, it failed to reach the 60 votes required to advance to a final vote.

Murkowski said in a statement that she opposes late-term abortions but said the bill didn’t contain “sufficient protections for women and imposes unreasonable and unrealistic requirements in certain instances.”

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence expressed their disappointment with the filibuster.

SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must Ban Late-Term Abortions

“It is disappointing that despite support from a bipartisan majority of U.S. senators, this bill was blocked from further consideration,” Trump said in a statement.

“I am disappointed that tonight, 46 Senators voted against a motion that would have respected the majority of Americans’ convictions- including those of @POTUS Trump- by refusing to advance a bill that would restrict abortions on babies when they are capable of feeling pain,” Pence tweeted.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, the bill’s chief sponsor, promised the Senate would not give up on the effort.

“To those who believe in this issue, we will be back for another day,” he said.

“You’re on the right side of history. You’re where America will be. It’s just a matter of time before we get there,” he said of his colleagues who supported the measure.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abortion; ak; alaska; latetermabortion; lisamurkowski; maine; petition; prolife; republicans; susancollins
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1 posted on 01/30/2018 6:33:31 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

The usual suspects.


2 posted on 01/30/2018 6:39:17 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Morgana

But let someone “hurt” one of their kids....at any age


3 posted on 01/30/2018 6:39:22 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Morgana

Two stupid cows.


4 posted on 01/30/2018 6:44:08 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Morgana

>>with certain exceptions such as rape, incest

Why??? They would still have 20 weeks to “choose”! Is that to cover buyer’s remorse “rape”.


5 posted on 01/30/2018 6:50:24 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Asking a pro athlete for political advice is like asking a cavalry horse for tactical advice.)
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To: smokingfrog

How is it ever that Joe Manchin is considered a moderate Democrat? He votes the same as upchuck Schumer.


6 posted on 01/30/2018 7:09:04 PM PST by inchworm
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To: smokingfrog

How is it ever that Joe Manchin is considered a moderate Democrat? He votes the same as upchuck Schumer.


7 posted on 01/30/2018 7:09:05 PM PST by inchworm
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To: inchworm

Joe is a sell out!


8 posted on 01/30/2018 7:13:12 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Is it too late to abort Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine? Just asking.


9 posted on 01/30/2018 7:50:56 PM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: Morgana
Two Republican senators joined Democrats in voting against the 20-week abortion ban: Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.

Aren't they both professing roman Catholics?

What kind of priest to they go to?

10 posted on 01/30/2018 8:17:11 PM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine (RINO politicians beware your time is coming ... SOON)
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To: Morgana

This was 100% a safe vote for every one of them. It never had a chance of getting to 60, which is why it got as far as it did. Those who needed to burnish their pro life bona fides in an election year, got to do just that. Yay. Democracy. Woohoo. Great. The bill was sponsored by the brave Senator Lindsey Graham. So very brave. S.C. should feel good about continuing to send him to Washington. Great.


11 posted on 01/30/2018 8:22:16 PM PST by cdcdawg
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To: Morgana; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; ...

Please sign the petition.


12 posted on 01/30/2018 8:25:20 PM PST by Coleus (For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.)
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To: cdcdawg
I've said these similar comments on a related thread.

If they really wanted to, Senate Republicans would nuke the filibuster and pass Ron Paul's 2005 Sanctity of Life Act.

The Sanctity of Life Act completely removes abortion from federal purview, meaning it automatically returns to the states and no federal judge can strike down a state's abortion law ever again.

I'm afraid most of the pro-life movement has become nothing more than a fundraising and GOTV arm of the GOP.

13 posted on 01/30/2018 8:52:26 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (God Bless Attorney General Jeff Sessions! Thank You!)
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To: Morgana

One of them — a Catholic.


14 posted on 01/30/2018 10:21:50 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana

The Usual Suspects.....

These two need DESTROYED, every effort needs to be made to get these two GONE....


15 posted on 01/30/2018 10:31:22 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Morgana

Would love to see Sarah Palin challenge Murkowski in the next GOP primary.


16 posted on 01/31/2018 1:31:23 AM PST by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC ("Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt" - Pr. Herbert Hoover)
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To: Morgana

Don’t let Bob Casey’s vote fool you. He only voted that way most likely because he knew it wouldn’t pass and wanted to appease the Pennsylvania voters who in this state are overwhelmingly pro life. He’s up for re-election this year.

If they got to the 60 vote point, he’d vote no. He’s sheeple for Chucky Schumer...


17 posted on 01/31/2018 4:29:21 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Morgana

“Motherly” instinct....


18 posted on 01/31/2018 4:32:14 AM PST by trebb (I stopped picking on the mentally ill hypocrites who pose as conservatives......;-))
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To: Morgana

https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/congress-must-ban-late-term-abortions.html

Direct link to petition. Sign it.


19 posted on 01/31/2018 5:42:53 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Personhood begins at conception—NOT birth.
Birth is one day in the life of a person who is already nine months old.

Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

20 posted on 01/31/2018 9:30:31 AM PST by cpforlife.org (D.O.M.)
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