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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R. La) issued a statement today after the Senate failed to put the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act up for a vote.  With the failure to invoke cloture, Senate Democrats have prohibited the bill to be voted on for final passage.  Sen. Kennedy is a co-sponsor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

“This vote is another black mark for Senate Democrats.  We are one of only seven countries, including China and North Korea, that allows abortions after 20 weeks,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “It has been scientifically proven that babies at this age can not only suck their thumbs, make faces, and yawn, but they can also feel pain.  By not allowing this bill to be voted on, Senate Democrats have shown a disregard for the preciousness of human life.  That is disgraceful.”