Senator Harry Reid
522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
November 5, 2014
Over the course of the past year I’ve written to you several times, urging you to allow the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to be voted upon in the Senate. My letters, predictably, have gone unanswered and you have ignored pleas from your colleagues to allow a vote on this life-saving piece of legislation. Your motives have been clear; protect the President at all costs from having to veto a bill designed to save the lives of innocent children.
Senator, as a result of yesterday’s mandate against the policies you support, you’ll be out of a job in less than 2 months. Why not leave on a high note by standing up for America’s unborn children? Sir, as I’m sure you know, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would ban abortions of children 20 weeks old or older since they can feel the pain of being systematically dismembered as they are being killed. About 20,000 children are killed in this manner every year in America. While 20,000 is a relatively small percentage of the more than 1 million unborn children killed every year by America’s abortion industry, every single child is priceless.
Senator Reid, the Senate, under your leadership, has been dubbed the place where bills go to die. It should not be the place where the lives of innocent children are used as political pawns. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will surely be brought up for a vote by your successor. It will most assuredly be vetoed by the President and the men and women of both Chambers of Congress will be forced to look inward and to take a public stand for or against life in the override effort. Delaying this exercise will only insure that more innocent children will die a needless, agonizing death.
Sir, what is the downside of taking action to save innocent lives? Why should the greatest country on earth allow its unborn children to be killed by the millions? Senator, the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in June of 2013. During the interim, while you stonewalled every attempt to bring it up for a vote in the Senate, thousands of innocent children have been slaughtered.
Senator, if I have to beg, I will. Sir, I beg you to allow the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to be brought up for a vote. Your legacy as the Senate Majority Leader is in your hands. You can be remembered as a man who got nothing done or the Leader who finally stood up for America’s children.
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