Pro-life lawmakers efforts to garner the 60 votes needed to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate once again came up short, with a final vote of 51-46.

The legislation that passed the House last fall calls for a ban on almost all abortions after five months of pregnancy, when science shows babies in the womb are able to feel pain.

“I truly believe that an overwhelming majority of the American people do not want our country to allow abortion in the fifth month of pregnancy.  It’s a sad fact that the United States remains one of only seven nations that allows abortion on demand in the fifth month of pregnancy,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R – South Carolina, sponsor of the bill, said in statement following the vote. “I intend to keep pushing for this legislation to become law so that the United States can get out of this infamous ‘Club of Seven’.”  

“While today was a small setback, I have no doubt that we will eventually be victorious,” predicts Graham.

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