(Corrected – Murkowski voted yes on the born-alive bill)
On Tuesday, two bills relating to abortion were on the Senate floor for a vote. As expected, Republicans were unable to reach the 60 votes needed to pass the bills.
Both Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine voted with the Democrats and against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act but voted in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Sponsored by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the pain-capable bill was to protect unborn babies from abortion after 20 weeks, when science shows that they can feel pain. The bill failed 53-44.
The abortion survivors bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, was to protect survivors of a botched abortion. It failed 56-41.