- - Monday, April 14, 2014

What’s the holdup on Sen. Lindsay Graham’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban most abortions beyond 20 weeks? Why hasn’t Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought this bill up for a vote?

I don’t think the bill will ever come to a vote in the pro-abortion Senate. After all, who wants to be outed as the person who supports torture in the womb? Many of those who would not support Mr. Graham’s bill, I would bet, are the same who opposed waterboarding terrorists.

Do any of these senators really want the public to know that they support tearing arms and legs off unborn babies who can feel pain, while at the same time calling for a ban on simulating drownings of terrorists?

Sixty-two percent of the public supports Mr. Graham’s bill, with 68 percent of women behind it, according to a Quinnipiac poll. So why the delay? Shouldn’t all our political leaders oppose torture? Who would vote for someone who supports torture?

Being the politicians they are, however, they will not call it torture, but common sense dictates that if unborn babies can feel pain at 20 weeks, killing them is torture.

MICHAEL RACHIELE

Prairie Village, Kan.