Sunday, November 3, 2013
The Hill: Graham readies 20-week abortion ban, by Mario Trujillo:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday he is proud to lead the charge in the Senate to ban abortions after 20 weeks of a pregnancy.
Graham is expected to introduce a bill this week. He dismissed the assertion he is leading the effort to shore up his conservative base ahead of the 2014 election. . . .
"When do you become you: At 20 weeks of a pregnancy?" Senator Graham asks. He then trots out the scientifically dubious claim that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks. "That is what a rational humane society would do — protect a child who can feel pain from an abortion," Graham declares. But for Graham there's a big "unless": "unless there is the life of the mother, rape or incest involved." The fetus that is the product or rape or incest can't feel pain? Or is less of a "child?"