Dear Friends

Dear Friends,

Congress needs to hear from you! Debate has begun on the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 36), legislation that is essential to stopping late abortion, and opponents are doing everything they can to distract from the painful killing of unborn children at 20 weeks or later.

This is the moment every pro-life member needs to act, to speak on behalf of legislation that would stop so-called doctors, like the now imprisoned Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who are willing to allow babies be born alive to more easily kill them if the abortion doesn’t work.

House Members are under immense pressure to abandon the bill. Already, Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) have withdrawn their co-sponsorship. The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is not the time to get weak kneed and Members need to hear from you. You are not alone, a clear majority of Americans oppose abortion on children old enough to feel pain.

Dear Friends-Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection ActThis is not up for debate. Medical experts have testified that unborn children can feel pain as early as 20 weeks after fertilization, which is about 4 and a half months. The fact is that anesthesia is given during prenatal surgery, precisely because scientists have come to realize that, as Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand testified before Congress:

“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.”

Again, call your Member of Congress and urge them to not only vote for the “Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act” but defend it on the House floor.



David Christensen
Family Research Council

Vice President for Government Affairs

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