Senator Mitch McConnell
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
November 7, 2014
As the presumptive Majority Leader of the United States Senate, you have a lot of work to do. You have to undo 6 years of incompetent, corrupt leadership by Harry Reid and President Obama. Important legislation that your predecessor would not allow to be voted upon must be brought to the Senate and allowed to have an up or down vote. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act cleared the House nearly a year and a half ago and has yet to be brought up for a vote in the Senate.
Senator, I respectfully request that your first act as Senate Majority Leader be the introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act for consideration by the full Senate. Nothing you do on your first day as Majority Leader could be more important than allowing a vote on a bill designed to save thousands of innocent children from suffering horribly painful deaths every year. Every member of the Senate knows that killing innocent children is wrong. Make them take a public stand for or against allowing pain-capable unborn children to be legally killed in America.
Planned Parenthood and America’s abortion industry have lobbied and will continue to lobby heavily against the passage of this bill. Killing children is how they make money and they will stop at nothing to deal with anything that threatens their bottom line. President Obama has promised to veto it if it comes to his desk. Passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and overriding the President’s veto won’t be easy; few things in life worth doing are.
Last Tuesday Americans sent a clear message to you and your colleagues that business as usual has worn out its welcome. The majority of the Senate is now pro-life. You have the power to end the grisly practice of late-term abortion. America will be watching to see if you and your caucus have the will and the courage of conviction to do right by the most innocent among us, our unborn children.
Senator McConnell, if men and women of honor and integrity know of an evil practice and do nothing to stop it, they offer their tacit endorsement of it. Not taking action on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would be tantamount to signing the death warrants for over 20,000 American children every year. I urge you to pass the bill, override the President’s veto, and to stand proudly on the side of life.
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