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Hire More Heroes Act Of 2014—Motion To Proceed—Continued May 13, 2014
Lindsey Graham, R-SC
"We already have laws in this country banning elective abortions at the 24-week period. It is called the partial-birth abortion ban. It has been through the Supreme Court, it went through this body, it went through the House, and it got overwhelming support. That bill has exceptions for rape and incest and cases that involve the life of the mother; so would this. We are just backing it up 4 weeks, and the reason we are backing it up 4 weeks is because at 20 weeks people have been born and survived. I know twins who were born at 20 weeks."
Immigration Reform June 14, 2013
Steve King, R-IA
"The partial birth abortion legislation was one of those. Congress passed a ban on partial birth abortion. The ruling that came out of the Supreme Court was that the language that banned partial birth abortion was too vague and there wasn’t a provision in it that made an exception for the life or health of the mother."
Remembering Barbara Willke April 18, 2013
Steven Chabot, R-OH
"I first met Barb and her husband, Jack, nearly 35 years ago and have worked closely with them to protect innocent unborn children ever since. For 8 years, I worked with the Willkes on legislation to ban the horrific practice of partial-birth abortion. With their significant help and influence, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act passed Congress, was signed into law by President Bush, was upheld by the United States Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote, and is now the law of the land."
Acceptable Bigotry: Prejudice Against The Child In The Womb January 19, 2011
Steven Pearce, R-NM
"Great strides have been made legislatively. It is now wrong to take a minor across a State line. The partial-birth abortion process has been banned. Some States have passed a law requiring a 24-hour waiting period, but much is left to be accomplished."
Tributes To Retiring Senators December 16, 2010
Jim DeMint, R-SC
"As a U.S. Senator, Sam relentlessly fought to protect the unborn. He was the principle sponsor of the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, the Prenatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act, the Human Cloning Prohibition Act, and others. He has also worked to advance the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act."

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