In 2013, the House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which prohibited abortion after 20 weeks gestation, when an unborn child is capable of feeling pain. Unfortunately, the Democrat-controlled Senate refused to take the bill up for a vote, and the bill died there. Now that the GOP controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the bill has been re-introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
“More than 18,000 ‘very late term’ abortions are performed every year on perfectly healthy unborn babies in America. These are innocent and defenseless children who can not only feel pain, but who can survive outside of the womb in most cases, and who are torturously killed without even basic anesthesia. Many of them cry and scream as they die, but because it is amniotic fluid going over their vocal cords instead of air, we don’t hear them.”