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U.S. House Passes “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

FFC Applauds U.S. House for Passing the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” to Protect Mothers and their Children Faith & Freedom Coalition applauds the U.S. House Members who voted in favor of H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). The bill extends general protection from abortion to unborn children beginning at 20 weeks fetal age — nationwide. More than 18,000 very late term abortions are performed every year in the United States. After 20 weeks, medical research tells us the child can feel pain which is why doctors regularly administer anesthesia for babies undergoing prenatal surgery. “Limiting abortion after an unborn child can live outside the womb and feel pain is a commonsense law that will protect the most helpless among us from an excruciatingly painful death and ensure women are not harmed by these dangerous procedures,” said Timothy Head, Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director. Two years ago today, abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder for using a pair of scissors to cut the spinal cords of babies born in his abortion clinic and one count of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Karnamaya Mongar, who died after a botched abortion. The United States’ abortion laws are so radical that we are one of the few nations, along with notorious human-rights violators like North Korea and China, which permit abortion on-demand late in pregnancy. “The House has taken an important step to protect innocent babies and their mothers,” said Timothy Head, “and we urge the Senate to quickly take up the bill and send it to President Obama. Lives hang in the balance.” Click here to read the bill.

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