FRC's Tony Perkins Speaks at Senate News Conference Introducing Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Family Research Council President Tony Perkins participated in a news conference alongside U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and other pro-life leaders to formally introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate.  The legislation passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 237-189.

Perkins commented at the news conference:

“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,” Perkins concluded.

To watch the entire press conference, please see: