Senator Mitch McConnell
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
January 6, 2015
Last November I asked you to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act up for a vote as soon as you assumed the role of Majority Leader in the Senate. Your predecessor blocked this bill for over a year and a half so President Obama wouldn’t have to veto a bill designed to save pain-capable babies from indescribably painful deaths. He chose politics over the lives of innocent children. What will you do?
Senator, there is no downside to standing up for life. There will be no political price to pay for banning abortions of unborn children who can feel the pain of being killed. The new Senate has plenty of work to do, but nothing more important than passing this bill. Stand up for life and make President Obama explain to the American people why he approves of killing pain-capable babies by the thousands.
America has a lot of problems right now, and most of them can be traced back to how we treat the most vulnerable among us. Sir, our unborn children don’t have a voice and don’t have a vote. What they do have is the gift of life; the very same gift of life that you and I were granted by our Creator. We are honor bound to protect each other and morally bound to protect our unborn children. The American people soundly rejected the policies of the most abortion-friendly President in history last November. They sent a message to you and every other elected official that business as usual will no longer be tolerated.
Senator, you have the votes in the Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Your colleagues in the House passed it in June of 2013. All it will take from you is the courage to allow an up or down vote in the Senate. There is no logical reason for delaying a vote on this bill. There is no logical reason for President Obama to veto it. There is no logical reason to not pass this bill even if the President does veto it.
You and your colleagues serve at the pleasure of your constituents. Most Americans oppose abortion and an overwhelming majority opposes abortion beyond 20 weeks. Common sense would seem to dictate that you and every other elected official serve the best interests of the ones that put you in office. Common sense would seem to dictate that if you see innocent children being killed and have the power to stop it, you do just that.
Senator, bottom line; every day this bill is not acted upon, innocent children die horrible, senseless deaths. Pass the bill, override the President’s veto, and stand up for America’s unborn children.
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