In the case of a minor who is pregnant as the result of rape or incest, the child must report the crime to a government agency or law enforcement. "I can not believe that we are here on the floor of the House, the people's House, continuing to plead and ask for life".
Today we know that unborn babies not only die but suffer excruciating pain during dismemberment abortion-a cruelty that rips arms and legs off a helpless child.
The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) group noted in its Tuesday press release that nationwide polling from companies such as Quinnipiac, the Huffington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post/ABC News, and others have found that "a plurality or majority" of Americans support limiting abortions to about the first 20 weeks.
Mr. Speaker, this child is a gift from God, a gift that we have far too often abandoned in this country.
In a vote held yesterday in American House of Representatives, conservative Republican lawmakers adopted draft legislation that envisions prohibition of pregnancy after 20th week.
The statement, however, conflicts with studies that point to a common cutoff period extending after 20 weeks. It is now just one of six nations to permit elective late-term abortion without restriction-the other five are North Korea, China, Vietnam, Canada, and Singapore. Yet many states continue to allow these brutal late abortions through the ninth month. No scientific consensus on the topic has yet been reached, and some researchers have suggested that 20-week-old fetuses have not yet developed the neurological wiring that is necessary to feel pain. "We must stop efforts to stand between women and their health care providers". The Senate has no plans to consider it, and it would probably be subject to a Democratic filibuster if Republicans could manage to get a majority to vote for it, also doubtful.
"We now ask the Senate to also vote on this legislation so that President Trump can fulfill his promise of signing this bill into law", she added. We will not rehearse the horrors of late-term abortion here beyond noting that there was a compelling reason the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act was signed into law. "By passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, we recognize and defend humanity at its most vulnerable, and I'm thankful to have the opportunity to help move this bill forward today".
"The United States is now out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only 7 out of 198 nations allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy", the statement continued.
"This unsafe, out-of-touch legislation is nothing more than yet another attempt to restrict women's access to safe, legal abortion", Planned Parenthood Action Fund said online.
"Each life that feels pain should be free from being tortured", Ms. Love said.
However, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham said he plans to introduce a companion measure soon anyway.
"Abortion is the human rights issue of our time", Penny Nance said in a statement.