Only Three Democrats Voted For The 20-Week Abortion Ban

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The U.S. House is voting on a bill today that prevents most late-term abortions on pain-capable babies.

Likewise, Johnson said passing the bill is necessary to protect the innocent child and also the mother, who he believes is placed at greater risk because abortions performed later in pregnancies put the mom at greater risk. "And opponents of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act fear that, though it is unlikely to pass the Senate, it will ultimately spread risky misinformation".

This time, however, the bill has presidential support.

On October 2, the Trump administration released a statement saying it "strongly supports" the bill. "I don't think it would pass the muster of reality if it were challenged". "Instead of pain-instead of pain-we should fill them with love". Yet only two - that's right, two - House Republicans voted against it (Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, and Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania; Dent is not running for reelection).

"Multiple scientific studies indicate that by 20 weeks after fertilization, an unborn child's brain and nervous system have developed sufficiently for that child to feel pain", Hultgren stated.

"When modern medicine leads doctors to administer anesthesia to children at 20 weeks' gestation, basic integrity gives us no way to ignore their personhood". On the heels of their failure to pass an ACA repeal bill that would have left millions of women without coverage, H.R. 36 takes another wrong turn.

Currently, 20-week abortion bans exist in a number of states across the country, including in Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. A statement from the White House said the proposed law would promote a "culture of life".

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Not only will babies be protected by federal law at five months and the pain suffered by these babies averted, but H.R. 36 requires that a late abortion permitted under limited circumstances provide the "best opportunity for the unborn child to survive" and that "a second physician trained in neonatal resuscitation" be "present and prepared to provide care to a child" to the same degree as the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002.

Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stunningly allowed Democrats to use arcane Senate rules to gridlock this incredibly reasonable pro-life bill just as they were determined to gridlock a pro-life justice like Neil Gorsuch. "What we're doing is we're building that Senate up to a 60-vote margin". Planned Parenthood commits almost 900 abortions each day across the U.S. There are close to one million abortions annually in the U.S. [Democratic nominee] Hillary Clinton was unmasked as an extremist on the issue when Donald Trump went to the trouble to explain the issue of abortion and how it's actually, what really happens - the violence that occurs in the womb against the unborn child.

Coerced into an abortion by my dad, I was brought to a hospital, ironically on the maternity floor, for a saline abortion. "He is very supportive of the pro-life position and is honest about it", she said. "We're going to do the right thing that we can for the babies that we can save". "If you break it down to just increments of lost access, then you just block more and more people from getting those services".

A long-time opponent of federal funding being used for abortions, Smith has received recognition from the National Right to Life for his pro-life record and support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

"We should care for the voiceless-for those whose cries of pain are never heard". "We should care for the marginalized-for those who have their very humanity denied even as their noses, eyes, ears, heartbeats, and every movement are visible testaments of their life".

"The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will protect the voiceless, the vulnerable, and the marginalized", McCarthy said in a statement.