Friday, January 9, 2015

Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) reintroduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act On Day One.

On the first day back in session, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) reintroduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the same legislation that successfully passed the House last year.

Last year Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced a companion bill in the Senate but that bill was stalled by Senate majority leader Harry Reid.  Graham has indicated he plans to re-introduce the measure in the next few weeks. Now that the Senate is in Republican hands they anticipate having the votes to pass the ban in both chambers.

If the bill passes both chambers, no doubt President Obama will veto it. Still, it is right thing to do even knowing it is going to be vetoed.  We should force President Obama to take a stand for the right to abort unborn babies capable of feeling pain and force liberals to take a stand by upholding the veto. Pro-abortion advocates are reluctant to admit that at any point an unborn child has humanity.  After 20 weeks of pregnancy a fetus can feel pain and they are aborted without anesthesia.  Rarely can a fetus survive outside the womb prior to 24 weeks gestation but can feel pain at 20 weeks.

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