House Approves Pro-Life Legislation

 

Legislation Retains Critical Focus on Humanity of the Child

Washington, D.C – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 240 – 186 Wednesday to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.“Thank you to the many pro-life women and doctors who, today on the House floor, addressed the importance of this legislation,” said Jeanne F. Mancini, President of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund.  “Because of the hard work of House Leadership and the bill’s sponsors, Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz), pro-life participation in this debate was unprecedented.”“We look forward to the Senate taking up the House version of Pain Capable legislation as well as the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act which was passed by the House last January,” said Tom McClusky, Vice President of Government Affairs for the March for Life Education & Defense Fund.  “One chamber has stood up for the humanity of the child.  Now it is time for the Senate and President to be clear about their stance on late-term abortions.”

A November 2014 poll from Quinnipiac found that 60 percent of Americans, including 56 percent of Independents and 46 percent of Democrats, support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. To date, 14 states have enacted Pain-Capable laws.

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.###
  • BillFortenberry

    This bill actually strengthens the case for legalized abortion by denying equal protection to prenatal children even after 20 weeks. The very same flaws in this bill were cited in Roe v. Wade as the reason that the Court rejected Texas’ claim that the child has a right to life. I’ve explained this comparing excerpts from HR36 with quotes from Roe v. Wade in this article: http://personhoodalabama.com/2015/05/12/the-poison-of-pain-capable-legislation/