Take Action: Urge Federal Lawmakers to Pass Pro-Life Fetal-Pain Billby Bethany Monk
Caution: Graphic subject matter.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill that would prohibit abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy, when preborn babies begin to feel pain.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to Congress in May. If passed by both chambers and signed by the president, the legislation would help protect women and children from tragedies similar to the Kermit Gosnell case. A Philadelphia jury last month found the 72-year-old abortionist guilty of three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of babies who were born alive. He was also found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a pregnant woman.
“The trial of Kermit Gosnell exposed late-term abortions for what they really are: relocated infanticide,” Franks said. “Knowingly subjecting our innocent unborn children to dismemberment in the womb, particularly when they have developed to the point that they can feel excruciating pain every terrible moment leading up to their undeserved death, belies everything America was called to be. This is not who we are.”Read More