Morrisey Calls on Manchin to Support Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Harpers Ferry, WV – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey called on Sen. Joe Manchin to vote “yes” on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate next week.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act bans late-term abortions after 20 weeks. The House has already passed similar legislation.

In a growing sign that Sen. Manchin has changed in Washington, the senator has been all over the map on abortion. While Sen. Manchin has called himself pro-life, he was caught holding a sign that said “I stand with Planned Parenthood.”

In 2014, Sen. Manchin voted to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and favored forcing religious institutions from having to pay for abortifacients that violate their religious faith. Sen. Manchin also voted against defunding Planned Parenthood.

Patrick Morrisey led the fight for the Pain-Capable law in West Virginia and has joined several lawsuits defending similar legislation across the country.

“It’s time for Sen. Manchin to stop jerking the people of West Virginia around,” Patrick Morrisey said. “If Sen. Manchin is truly pro-life, he should vocally support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. West Virginians are proudly pro-life, and they deserve a senator who will stand up and defend their conservative values.”