UPDATE: As expected, both Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth voted Monday AGAINST protecting 20 week and later unborn babies from the pain they experience during late term abortions. While the measure gained 51 votes in the U.S. Senate, it failed to gain the 60 votes needed for passage.
WASHINGTON DC - It is likely both of Illinois' U.S. Senators - Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth - will stick with their pro-abortion supporters and vote Monday against the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." The measure makes it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or older. The bill already passed in the House.
Durbin voted against the same effort in 2015, as did the Republican abortion supporter, then-U.S. Senator Mark Kirk.
Duckworth's vote will be of special interest, as the second child she is now carrying is due in about 12 weeks - meaning her own baby is past the 20 week mark. The 49 year old will be the first to deliver a baby while she's serving in the U.S. Senate.