Yamani Hernandez, Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Fund, said that Senators are wasting their time putting politics ahead of health care and they "disregarded the crucial importance of abortion access as healthcare". She considers this act and others like it "continued evidence that politicians seek to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to abortion".
Despite pro-choice activists celebrating their victory, organizations that choose to protect unborn babies, especially in supporting this bill protecting pain-capable 20-week-old ones, are determined to keep showing people the good that motivates the pro-life movement.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, told CBN News, "We promise that in several of these states – the states where it will have the highest impact – that we will definitely take our troops door-to-door."
President Donald Trump said in a statement that followed the vote, "Scientific studies have demonstrated that babies in the womb feel pain at twenty weeks. The vote by the Senate rejects scientific fact and puts the United States out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only 7 out of 198 nations, including China and North Korea, allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. We must defend those who cannot defend themselves. I urge the Senate to reconsider its decision and pass legislation that will celebrate, cherish, and protect life."
Trump commented that it's "disappointing" this bill won't be looked at for further consideration in the Senate.