Sen. Lindsey Graham introduces bill in Senate to tighten abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a bill in the United States Senate Tuesday to tighten abortion restrictions nationwide.

The legislation is called the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act.

The proposal comes after Republican Senate leadership signaled that a nationwide abortion ban may be possible if the GOP takes over control there.

Graham pushed for a similar ban at the beginning of 2021. His previous plan called for a 20-week ban on abortions with exceptions if the mother’s life is in danger and in cases of rape or incest. But that proposal was drafted before the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade.

Anti-abortion rights groups like Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America joined Graham for the announcement.

The group has been pushing for Congress to do more to pass “protections for unborn children and mother’s at the federal level.”

Hours before the press conference, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called this a radical proposal. He said “MAGA Republicans want to punish women and doctors who provide abortions, while Democrats want to protect the right to choose.”

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