Oct 06 2017

What They Are Saying: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

What They Are Saying: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham

October 6, 2017

“Voters agree: it’s inexplicable that the United States is one of only seven nations in the world to allow abortion after 20 weeks – five months, more than halfway through pregnancy – putting us in the company of China and North Korea.  Our nation does not belong in that disgraceful club. Twenty states have passed their own Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Acts and momentum has long been building for a national limit.”

President, Marjorie Dannenfelser

Susan B. Anthony List

“This is not rocket science. A baby at five months in utero feels pain. If the child were undergoing a corrective medical procedure either outside the womb or inside the womb, the child would be given anesthesia. What is happening in America is inhumane.  It has been mentioned that our country is in a scandalous league of nations when it comes to the treatment of unborn children. If America wants to draw distinctions between itself and rogue nations like North Korea -- this is a good place to start. The Senate should take up and pass without delay the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. I look forward to seeing the president who is committed to this, signing it into law.”

Tony Perkins

President, Family Research Council

“It is common to read in articles about this legislation that unborn children do not have the capacity to experience pain at 20 weeks fetal age. Those kinds of claims ignore the facts. ….Advocates of abortion try to deny that unborn children killed in late abortions feel pain, but they are the ones dabbling in ‘junk science.’ NOW is the time to end the cruel pain of late abortions on helpless babies.”

Carol Tobias

President, National Right to Life Committee