As the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act heads to the Senate after passing in the House, the argument over when a fetus can feel pain has arisen once again. The act looks to ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation on the basis that...Show More Summary
The votes are not there in Congress and so it appears to be a waste of time to pursue the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Senate will vote on the 20 week abortion ban, has wide Republican support.
The Washington Post Fact Checker tackled a claim Monday related to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks, finding the fact that the U.S. is just one of seven countries that permit elective abortion after 20 weeks “a bit surprising.” The verdict? Turns out it’s true. The claim […]
Senators cite body of evidence regarding fetal viability and the ability to feel pain.
Republicans celebrate a bill that would prevent abortions on unborn children capable of feeling pain.
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act—a bill that outlaws most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation and stipulates that anyone who performs one could face up to five years in prison—in a 237 to 189 vote. The House passed similar proposals in 2013 and 2015, introduced by Rep. […]
The House of Representatives today approved a pro-life bill that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth. The vote for the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. The House approved the […]
White House releases a statement saying the legislation will promote a "science-based approach to unborn life."
Virginia legislators will consider a bill in January to ban abortions after 20 weeks, CBS19 News of Charlottesville reports. If passed, the bill known as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would prohibit abortions on unborn babies after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates that they can feel pain. The bill includes class […]
New Jersey state lawmakers urged passage of a bill on Monday to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when unborn babies can feel pain. Pro-life state lawmakers introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S2026) in April, but they held a press conference on Monday to draw attention to the bill. New Jersey state Sen. […]
South Dakota passed its Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, becoming the 16th state in the nation to take a stand on this important life issue. South Dakota joins 15 other states including Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Arizona in limiting abortions after 5 months. Family Heritage Alliance, one of CitizenLink’s nearly 40 state-based family policy […]
The Senate Judiciary Committee today is holding a hearing on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — legislation that would ban abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Although half of all unborn children killed in late-term abortions are little girls, Democrats in the Senate are bashing the pro-life bill by calling it a […]
The Senate is hours away from voting on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, significant pro-life legislation that would save as many as 18,000 babies each and every year from painful late-term abortions. When the Senate votes today, pro-life leaders hope they will keep little Micah Pickering in mind. “The United States, proud of […]
'It has been proven babies in the womb develop their nervous system early in the pregnancy and, as a result, feel pain.'
The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) is urging U.S. Senators to vote yes to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which would ban abortions after 20-weeks based on the scientific fact that unborn babies at this age have the capacity to feel pain. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the […]
Wisconsin is working on a bill that would prevent abortions after 20 weeks. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the Wisconsin Senate and now must go before the State Assembly. The governor has indicated he will sign the bill.
Today Sen. Lindsey Graham announced the Senate will take up the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill stops abortions after 20 weeks – the time at which preborn babies can feel pain. Pro-life leaders, including Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List, joined Graham at a news conference in support of the […]
As the U.S. Senate takes up the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, abortion advocates and their friends in Congress will undoubtedly predict serious consequences for women’s health. This is a common refrain in opposition to any regulation, however modest, of abortion or the abortion industry. Show More Summary
In Washington, D.C. today, the leaders of the top pro-life groups in the country joined with pro-life Senator Lindsey Graham to introduce the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate. The measure would stop late abortions taking place when unborn babies are viable and capable of feeling intense pain. “Abortion is the human […]