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Senate Committee Examines Abortion Bill

On March 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing, “Late-Term Abortion: Protecting Babies Born Alive and Capable of Feeling Pain.” The hearing considered the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (S. 1553), sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). The measure would prohibit an abortion from being performed if the post-fertilization age is 20 weeks or greater.

The following witnesses also testified:

  • Melissa Ohden, founder, The Abortion Survivors Network;
  • Jodi Magee, president and CEO, Physicians for Reproductive Health;
  • Colleen A. Malloy, assistant professor, Pediatrics-Neonatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine;
  • Diana Greene Foster, associate professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; director, Research, Advancing New Standards In Reproductive Health;
  • Angelina Baglini Nguyen, associate scholar, Charlotte Lozier Institute;
  • Christy Zink, Washington, DC; and
  • Kathi A. Aultman, retired gynecologist.
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