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Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor.
“I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too important to the pro-life movement for him to stay on the sidelines,” said conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr.
The National Right to Life describes the bill as “landmark legislation to provide nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age (equivalent to “22 weeks of pregnancy,” the beginning of the sixth month).” (www.NRLC.org)
Joe Carr is 100% pro-life and his voting record reflects the same. As adoptive parents, Joe Carr and his wife Ginny believe strongly in promoting adoption as well.
From Senator Graham’s press release on “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”:
Cosponsors include Senators John Barrasso (WY), Roy Blunt (MO), John Boozman (AR), Richard Burr (NC), Saxby Chambliss (GA), Dan Coats (IN), Thad Cochran (MS), Tom Coburn (OK), Mike Crapo (ID), Ted Cruz (TX), John Cornyn (TX), Mike Enzi (WY), Deb Fischer (NE), Jeff Flake (AZ), Charles Grassley (IA), Orrin Hatch (UT), John Hoeven (ND), Johnny Isakson (GA), Mike Johanns (NE), Ron Johnson (WI) James Inhofe (OK), Mitch McConnell (KY), Jerry Moran (KS), John McCain (AZ), James Risch (ID), Pat Roberts (KS), Marco Rubio (FL), Richard Shelby (AL), Tim Scott (SC), John Thune (SD), David Vitter (LA), and Roger Wicker (MS).
Companion legislation passed through the U.S. House of Representatives in June by a vote of 228-196.