Say Yes to the Pro-life Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Oct. 3, 2017, Update: Victory - The U.S. House of Represenatives passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, by a vote of 237-189. Please sign and keep sharing as the bill moves to the Senate.
The United States is one of seven countries in the world that allows the inhumane practice of abortion post 20 weeks. Though all abortion is inhumane and wrong.
Sadly, starting at 20 weeks, if not sooner, it's proven that unborn babies can feel pain as they die. With pro-life majorities in the House and Senate, now is the time to act. Sign our petition to support the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36).
Tell Congress it’s time to pass laws that save the lives of unborn children and protect vulnerable women.
H.R. 36 was introduced in the US House of Representatives on January 3, 2017 by sponsor Representative Trent Franks, including 182 cosponsors and bipartisan support. This pro-life measure intends to ban abortion (in most cases) from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth.
The bill indicates there is substantial evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain at least by 20 weeks after fertilization, if not earlier. In a report to the US Department of Justice, a leading expert in the field claims, “The pain perceived by a fetus is possibly more intense than that perceived by term newborn or older children.”
We need to stand with Representatives Franks and the 182 cosponsors as they act as the voice of the voiceless 18,000 healthy unborn babies that are aborted late-term each year. According to Representative Franks, “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.”
Upon passing in the House of Representatives, we expect Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote. President Trump has promised to sign the bill if placed on his desk.
With your help -- we can end this inhumane and intolerable act of brutality against defenseless human beings. Please sign our petition and share with your friends.
A study published in the journal Pain: Clinical Updates argues that unborn babies under 20 weeks do in fact appear to feel pain in the same way that a newborn baby feels pain.
“Multiple lines of evidence thus corroborate that the key mechanisms of consciousness or conscious sensory perception are not dependent on cortical activity. Consistent with this evidence, the responses to noxious stimulation of children with hydranencephaly are purposeful, coordinated, and similar to those of intact children.”
A more recent study by the researchers at the department of anesthesiology at the University Hospitals in Gasthuisberg, Belgium, further confirmed this finding: that the cortex is not necessary for an unborn baby to experience pain.
A neurologist at the University of Toronto, Dr. Paul Ranalli argues that because of their early stage of development, "unborn babies probably feel pain more intensely than adults.”
Dr. David Birnbach, a pro-choice doctor and president of the Society of Obsteric Anesthesia said that during fetal surgeries, “we need to administer anesthesia directly to the fetus, because even at these early gestational ages the fetus moves away from the pain of stimulation.”