Earlier this week, pro-lifers celebrated a victory when the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the U.S. House and began its journey up to the Senate.
But while millions of Americans cheered the development - a plurality of voters, polls show, support the restriction - major networks completely ignored the news, according to LifeNews.
"During their Oct. 4 morning news shows, ABC, CBS and NBC didn’t mention the vote once," LifeNews reports. "But they found time for others topics like fall fashion deals (NBC Today), a new drama starring Actress Connie Britton (ABC Good Morning America) and puppy-related infections (CBS This Morning)."
Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), the bill is known in some circles as "Micah's Law" in honor of Micah Pickering, a miracle baby born prematurely at 20 weeks (22 weeks gestation). Micah is now a healthy 5-year-old.
Pro-lifers have celebrated the bill as a “win for basic human decency.”
“It’s time for the pro-life majority in the Senate to bring up this bill and force vulnerable pro-abortion Senators up in 2018 to either stand with their pro-life constituents and vote for this bill, or stand with the extreme abortion lobby and vote in favor of late-term abortion-on-demand,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser
The bill must have 60 votes to pass the U.S. Senate, an unlikely outcome given that there only 52 Republican senators.
“We urge the Senate to follow the House's lead and send this bill to President Trump so he can sign this life-affirming legislation into law," said Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council.
In recent years, swaths of mainstream medical evidence have indeed shown that babies feel excruciating pain when being murdered by abortionists.