Do premature citizens have constitutional rights?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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To the question, "Do premature U.S. citizens have constitutional rights?" the Senate just voted no after the House of Representatives, last fall, voted yes, both bodies almost entirely along party lines. The Pain-Capable Unborn Children Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, failed to earn the 60 votes needed, receiving a majority of 51 but nine short. Only three Democrats, Sens. Robert P. Casey Jr. (Penn.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.) and Joe Manchin III (W. Va.), voted yes but...


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