Senator Cruz pushes Passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Texas Scorecard

A common sense pro-life measure is working its way through the chambers of the United States Senate, and is in part being pushed by Texas’ very own, Sen. Ted Cruz.

After the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act easily passed through the House of Representatives earlier this month, 237-189, Senator Ted Cruz led the charge to get a vote for the measure on the floor of the Senate.

In a series of tweets following the bill’s passage on the House floor, Cruz cited the scientific fact that children in the womb can feel pain at twenty weeks, and that the measure would show the government’s “commitment to the sanctity of life.”

“It is my hope that the Senate will swiftly take action to pass this bill and send it to the President’s desk,” Cruz stated.

The same bill failed to clear the Senate in 2015, although it received a majority of votes, even three votes from Democrat senators.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the measure would receive a vote “at some point.”

Cruz has been consistent in his commitment to the life of unborn children throughout his political career. Texas itself has already banned abortions after 20 weeks, it is time for federal law to catch up.