What’s going on?

The Senate remained divided on the pro-life question on Monday, voting 51-46 against a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Bob Casey split off from the party vote to support the ban, while Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski voted to block it.

Why 20 weeks?

Advocates have fought for the 20-week ban based on research indicating that babies can feel pain at that point in gestation, giving the bill its name: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

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Glenn’s take:

“So does that mean that a baby that is 19 weeks and six days old – do they not feel pain?” Glenn asked.

In a hundred years, people will call us “monsters” and ask why we didn’t stand up against this evil.

“History will judge us,” Glenn said.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.

GLENN: At five months in the womb, babies have 10 fingers and 10 toes. They can yawn and stretch. They can also feel pain.

Despite this scientific fact, the Senate voted against the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” which would ban late-term abortions on babies at 20 weeks.

46 out of 97 Senators decided they wanted to continue the debate on the bill rather than pass it.
It’s not a perfect bill by any measure. It still allows babies conceived by rape or incest to be aborted and it draws a hard line at 20 weeks.

Does that mean a 19 week and six-day-old baby conceived by rape doesn’t feel pain?
That baby absolutely feels pain.

And even if there was some point in the womb where babies don’t feel pain, does that mean it’s ok to kill them? Just because it doesn’t hurt, is it ok to take that life? No. Period. We shouldn’t be dismembering and sucking babies up with a vacuum. Abortion is and always will be a hideous and barbaric act no matter what gestation period it occurs or how that baby came to be.

As a society, we need to reject abortion wholly and completely. But this bill was a step in the right direction.

It showed a glimmer of hope that maybe we are beginning to realize the sheer horror and murder of abortion.

I have no doubt humanity will realize what an atrocity abortion has been.

And that realization will serve as a gruesome blemish on mankind’s history.

Let’s hope we open our eyes sooner rather than later.