Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) said at the March for Life on Thursday it was "good news" House Republicans were still planning to bring forth the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill banning nearly all abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy that was dropped from voting consideration late Wednesday.
Several House Republicans, including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.), addressed the large pro-life rally on the National Mall and told the crowd they would still try to get it done, despite the setback.
"According to what they just said, they're voting on it later on," Scott said. "They're going to. It's good news."
Rodgers brought up the controversial bill during her speech. She vowed to activists that Republicans were committed to the bill–even though they had to pull it at the 11th hour.
"The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is so important, because it shifts the debate in the pro-life community all across this country and makes very clear the pain an unborn child feels is very real and very wrong," she said.
"The Pain Capable legislation will be on the floor," asserted Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) during his March For Life Speech, citing commitment from House leadership to the process.
"We know that children at at least 20 weeks gestation suffer horrific pain," he said. "This legislation will at least protect those children from the 20th week on and our leadership is true, they are faithful, and they will bring that legislation to the floor and we will pass it.