Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 16, 2015 (Cincinnati, OH): Day 1 of the new 2015 Congress, Representatives Marsha Blackburn and Trent Franks reintroduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, to ban late-term abortion of babies after 20 weeks gestation, when most scientists agree that unborn children can feel pain.
The House of Representatives plans to vote on the bill January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which along with Doe v. Bolton legalized abortion on demand in this country throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
However, the bill’s protections for late-term pre-born babies from death by gruesome dismemberment do not apply to babies conceived in rape or incest.
“There is no reason whatever to exclude babies conceived in rape or incest from the protections in this bill,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “These little ones are human beings who feel the same pain as those conceived under other circumstances.“
ACTION: Please contact your Congressional representative and ask that they ensure that the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act protects all babies from late-term abortion regardless of the circumstances of their conception.
No unborn child should die, nor their mother bear the burden of their death, due to the crime of the father such as rape or incest.
Find your representative here.
The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act first passed in the House in June 2013, while a companion bill in the then predominately pro-abortion Senate died.