Wyden

Motion to Proceed to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 2311)

Today -

  • The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 2311, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
  • At 5:30 p.m, the pending cloture motions will ripen in the order filed.
  • Note: on Wednesday, January 24, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S. 2311, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
  • Note: on Wednesday, January 24, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #622, David Ryan Stas, of Minnesota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.

 

Senator Wyden: (2:27 p.m)

  • Spoke on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
    • "It criminalizes health care services that ought to stay between women and their doctors, health care services that are often necessitated by potentially life-threatening complications. I just for the life of me don't see the wisdom of a lawmaker or a bureaucrat in Washington, D.C, or a state capital telling a woman how severe the danger to her life has to become before she is legally allowed to make this variably gut-wrenching decision to choose an abortion. This issue has been settled law in America for 45 years. The debate should be over, but here it is again along with these other policies that I've just described are part of the Trump Administration's health care discrimination agenda, which is particularly punitive against women."