WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities called the Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act “appalling”. The bill proposes to ban abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization.
“The U.S. Senate’s failure to adopt the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, prohibiting abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization, is appalling. Abortions performed in the second half of pregnancy usually involve brutally dismembering a defenseless unborn child, while also posing serious dangers to his or her mother. The Senate’s rejection of this common-sense legislation is radically out of step with most Americans. Opinion polls consistently show that a strong majority of the public opposes late-term abortions—including those who self-identify as ‘pro-choice’. Furthermore, the United States is currently one of only seven countries that allows abortions beyond 20-weeks. The other six are North Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada and the Netherlands. The Senate must rethink its extreme stance on late-term abortions. I call upon the public to tell the Senate that this vote is absolutely unacceptable.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) announced his retirement from Congress to move back to a career in the criminal justice system.
Gowdy, a former prosecutor and chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wrote that he won’t seek re-election when his term ends and will instead pivot back to the justice system.
“There is a time to and a time to go. This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system,” Gowdy tweeted Wednesday.
There is a time to come and a time to go. This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system. Full statement here →
On Monday, he claimed the upcoming release of the secret FISA memo detailing illegal spying of Trump will embarrass top Democrat Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) after he tried to prevent the American people from viewing it.
“My Democratic colleagues didn’t want us to find this information, they did everything they could to keep us from finding this information,” he said.
“I think it will be embarrassing for Adam Schiff once people realize the extent to which he went to keep them from learning any of this.”