According to several reports, our own Senator Marco Rubio introduce introduce a Senate Bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, primarily based on the likelihood that a 20-week-old fetus can experience pain. The bill would mirror HB 1797, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives two weeks ago.
Despite its likely failure to reach a vote in the Senate, there are reasons to support the measure.
- Report: Rubio to introduce 20-week abortion ban in the Senate (cbsnews.com)
- Marco Rubio to reassure Republicans that he’s still one of them by proposing abortion ban next week (dailykos.com)
- Rubio readies 20-week abortion bill (maddowblog.msnbc.com)