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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Senate Democrats’ Filibuster of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

‘I remain committed to supporting pro-life legislation in efforts to protect the health and well-being of all women and to save as many unborn children as we possibly can’

January 29, 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the Senate Democrats’ filibuster of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:

“Today, Senate Democrats continued their tradition of neglecting moral responsibility and blocked legislation that would put an end to abortions of babies older than five months and provide protections for unborn children capable of feeling pain. I am extremely disappointed with today’s vote. Passing legislation to protect the lives of the unborn is crucial in the fight for human dignity, and it is shameful that politicians in Washington can’t even agree to protect unborn children. 

“The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is reasonable legislation that would minimize the human suffering caused by abortion. Studies have shown that at the five-month development mark, an unborn child’s fingers, toes, eyelids, eyebrows, nails, and even eyelashes have all formed. The child can suck his thumb and yawn. It can certainly feel pain. All of this is substantive evidence that supports Congress’ efforts to protect unborn children from the pain of an abortion procedure.

“I remain committed to supporting pro-life legislation to protect the health and well-being of all women, and to save as many unborn children as we possibly can. And I hope and pray that one day, all unborn children will be awarded the most basic of all human rights – the right to life.”

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