Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is revving up an effort to regain credibility among conservatives after his popularity took a nosedive over his stance on immigration reform, The Hill reports. Senate Republicans are aiding Rubio’s rehabilitation by allowing him to be the lead sponsor of a Senate bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The House has already passed a similar bill that allows abortions after 20 weeks only in cases where the mother’s life was in jeopardy or if the mother had been impregnated through rape or incest.
Rubio’s announcement of his sponsorship is scheduled for the return of the Senate after the July 4 recess. But since the Democrats control the Senate, and abortion is the leading sacrament of the Democratic Party, the bill is unlikely to pass.