Senate Republicans Introduce Bill To Make Abortion Illegal By Granting Embryos Constitutional Rights
Yesterday, nine Republican U.S. senators introduced S. 231, legislation to make abortion illegal by granting embryos the same constitutional rights as children.
Senators Rand Paul, Jim Risch, Mike Rounds, Mike Crapo, Tim Scott, John Thune, David Perdue, Jim Inhofe, and John Boozman sponsored the legislation together. The same bill has been introduced into the Senate in previous years, but with Donald Trump in the White House, claiming to support an anti-abortion agenda, the bill could actually be signed into law this year.
That can only take place if the Republicans in Congress actually have the intention of banning abortion, instead of preserving it as an issue to motivate their political base to turn out on Election Day.