Tuesday, October 3, 2017

U.S. House Passes Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

The House of Representatives today approved a pro-life bill that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth.

The vote for the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. The House approved the bill on a 237-189 vote.

Should the Senate approve the bill, President Donald Trump would sign the pro-life bill into law.

“Overwhelming majorities of Americans—some 60-64% according to pollsters—support legal protection for pain-capable unborn children,” said pro-life Congressman Chris Smith. “Today we know that unborn babies not only die but suffer excruciating pain during dismemberment abortion—a cruelty that rips arms and legs off a helpless child.”

. . . House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers also spoke in favor of the late-term abortion ban, saying abortions frequently target children, like hers, with Down Syndrome. “This is about the values that define us as Americans. We see potential in every life – and that includes the unborn. Protecting life is also about respecting the life of the mother,” she said. “Years ago I received the tough news that my son had Down syndrome. The doctors told me it would be a long road ahead. Too often, others try to define a baby’s future before they are even born.”

. . . During the debate on the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, Congressman Sean Duffy gave what may be one of the most passionate defenses of the pro-life position ever seen on the floor of Congress. Duffy took on the claim often made by Democrats who support abortion saying they stand for the defenseless and voiceless.

“I’ve listened to the floor debate day after day .. about how they fight for the forgotten, they fight for the defenseless, they fight for the voiceless. And they pound their chest and stomp their feet. You don’t have anyone in our society that’s more defenseless than these little babies,” he said. “And we are not taking — I believe in conception. I know my colleagues can’t agree with me on that. Can’t we come together and say we are going to stand with little babies that feel pain, that survive outside the womb? Ones that don’t have lobbyists and money? Don’t we stand with those little babies?”

“If you stand with the defenseless, with the voiceless, you have to stand with little babies. Don’t talk to me about cruelty in our bill — when you look at little babies being dismembered, feeling excruciating pain, if we can’t stand to defend these children, what do we stand for in this institution?” . . .

Americans strongly support legislation that would ban late-term abortions and protect babies who are capable of feeling intense pain during an abortion. . . . . Read More

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