Now that the House has passed legislation banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, advocates have been wondering if it can receive consideration in the newly-minted GOP-led Senate.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., ended the mystery on Friday, telling conservatives at the Faith and Freedom Coalition, “a bill that in the past in the Senate couldn’t even get past, I promise you will be getting a vote.”
But it’s still a long shot the bill will make it out of Congress thanks to Democratic opposition.
McConnell didn’t say when he’d take up the legislation, which is sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who is running for the GOP presidential nomination. A McConnell aide said the schedule isn’t set beyond next week, when the Senate will be considering trade legislation.
But McConnell declared “it’s high time,” to bring to the Senate a debate that has long been limited to the GOP-led House.