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Tell Your Representative to Vote for the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" (H.R. 36)
October 02, 2017 - Monday

Human babies in the womb have "the ability to experience pain from 20 weeks."

Let that fact sink in a bit. Because, this week, on Tuesday, October 3, the House will vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), which would save over 13,000 human lives each year. This bill would prohibit brutal abortions on unborn babies after 5 months post-fertilization, who feel excruciating pain as they are ripped apart in the womb.

We know that abortionists like Dr. Kermit Gosnell, convicted of murdering born-alive babies and illegally performing late abortions, too-often kill unborn children late in development. We should not be one of only seven countries in the world, along with North Korea, China, and Vietnam that have legalized abortion on demand after 5 months of development.

The vast majority of Americans support restrictions on elective abortion, especially to protect unborn children whom medical evidence confirms can feel pain as early as five months. This is further evidenced by the fact that unborn children at this age routinely are given anesthesia during prenatal surgery. Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand testified before Congress that "the human fetus possesses the ability to experience pain from 20 weeks gestation, if not earlier and the pain perceived by the fetus is possibly more intense than that perceived by term newborns or children."

Medical advances have enhanced our understanding of unborn human life and it’s time for the law to catch up. President Donald Trump has committed to signing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law. Congress should pass this legislation to give him the opportunity to do so.

Your Member of Congress needs to hear from you! Please call him or her at (202) 224-3121 and urge him or her to vote FOR the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) this week! After you’ve called, you can also email him or her by following this link. 

Thank you for your vital work in defense of innocent human life.