Lawmaker Introduces Fetal Pain Legislation to Congressby Bethany Monk
A Republican lawmaker on Thursday introduced a bill to Congress that would make it illegal for abortionists nationwide to perform abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, when preborn babies can feel pain.
Rep. Trent Franks said he will amend the D.C. Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act to help protect women and preborn babies across the country from atrocities like the Kermit Gosnell case. Gosnell, 72, was found guilty last week of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of babies who were born alive. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a pregnant woman.
“The case of Kermit Gosnell shocked the sensibilities of millions of Americans,” Franks said. “However, the crushing fact is that abortions on babies just like the ones killed by Kermit Gosnell have been happening hundreds of times per day, every single day, for the past 40 years. Indeed, let us not forget that, had Kermit Gosnell dismembered these babies before they had traveled down the birth canal only moments earlier, he would have, in many places nationwide, been performing an entirely legal procedure. If America truly understands that horrifying reality, hearts and laws will change.”Read More