“Today the U.S. Senate gave the nation yet another lesson in just how much elections matter,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.
“The evenly divided Senate today voted against advancing a radical abortion bill that would eliminate every protection for the unborn, their mothers, and healthcare workers,” Father Pavone said. “If we had a Senate with a solid Democrat majority, we might be looking at a totally changed landscape today where abortion is concerned.”
The bill needed 60 senators to agree to end debate and vote on the bill, known as the Women’s Health Protection Act. By falling short on the vote – which was never in doubt – the bill is now dead, despite having been previously passed in the House.
“The next thing we must do to ensure this toxic bill never passes is to elect a supermajority of pro-life lawmakers in the House and Senate, and we have an opportunity to do that in November,” Father Pavone said. “This bill is so contradictory to America’s founding principles, to the Gospel, and to human dignity, that we must cry out against it and vote out those who support it.”
SOURCE Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests For Life