U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham proposes abortion bill

Morgan Bridges, Print Managing Editor

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act on September 13th. 

What’s new: This legislation would place a federal ban on abortions after 15 weeks gestation, if passed by the Senate.

  • This legislation includes exceptions for pregnancies involving rape, incest, or risks to the physical health of the mother. 
  • This legislation does not affect state laws that are protective of unborn children. 

Why it matters: This proposal comes after the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24th and has since generated much debate between both bi-partisan groups and the public.

  • “Republicans attacked the bill as a distraction that divides the GOP and reminds the voters that most of them see the party as too extreme on abortion,” said NBC News
  • “Although his bill stands no chance with Democrats in control of the House, the Senate and the White House, it immediately gave Democrats ammunition to argue that Republicans would ban abortion if they win power in Washington,” said the same aricle from NBC News.
  • “Biden said Graham and others want to ‘make sure that Roe is forever gone and Dobbs becomes the national law’,” said the Washington Post.
  •  Biden then added that he intended to veto the proposed bill and that the law would never pass.