Governor Rauner Signs Pro-Abortion HB40

UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th.   It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...

September 23, 2015

Kirk opposes protecting unborn babies from feeling pain

Tuesday, babies at least 20 weeks along in development within the womb were denied protection from pain suffered during abortion, after the Republican majority failed to gather the needed 60 votes to close debate on H.R. 36 - the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Illinois' U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and Maine's Susan Collins were the only two Republicans that voted against the bill, along with GOP Senator Barbara Murkowski, who did not vote. Republicans gathered 53 votes, along with one Democrat's help, to reach 54 votes, leaving it short six for advancement.

Kirk, who has time and time again reaffirmed that he opposes any restrictions on abortion, faces re-election in 2016.

Click here for the originating article from Illinois Review.