On Anniversary of Gosnell Trial, McConnell Calls on Senate to Pass Bill Limiting Late-Term Abortion
3:31 PM, Mar 19, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
On the one-year anniversary of the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist convicted of murdering infants after they were born, the Senate's top Republican called for a vote on legislation prohibiting most abortions later than 20 weeks after conception, the point at which human beings are viable and can feel pain. Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell said in a statement:
McConnell's Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes has not said how she'd vote on the legislation. In 2013, Howard Fineman reported that Grimes told him "that she was pro-choice down the line on abortion." Grimes did not explicitly comment, however, on the House-passed bill prohibiting most abortions during the final four month's of pregnancy. On Wednesday, Grimes's campaign did not immediately respond to an email from THE WEEKLY STANDARD asking if she would vote for or against the measure.
National polls show that American voters strongly support a 20-week limit on abortion, and support for the legislation is likely even stronger in conservative states like Kentucky. Last week, in Kentucky's neighboring state of West Virginia, the state senate passed a 20-week abortion limit on a 29-5 vote. Democrats control the West Virginia state senate 24-10.
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