House to Vote on 20-Week Abortion Limit

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By: Scott Zipperle
Posted on: May 11, 2015

House to Vote on 20-Week Abortion Limit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2015
CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
703-739-5920/800-536-5920

rhughes@sbpublicaffairs.com

House to Vote on 20-Week Abortion Limit

Legislation Retains Critical Focus on Humanity of the Child

Washington, D.C – The House of Representatives will vote on a bill this week that would ban nearly all late-term abortions. The legislation would establish a national limit on abortion at 20 weeks after conception—five months into pregnancy—which is the gestational age at which infants can feel pain and survive long-term if born prematurely.

“House Leadership and the sponsors of the ‘Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’ have taken a good bill and made it even stronger,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “The new version retains the critical focus of the humanity of the child. It also provides additional helps for women, including informed consent provisions and assurance of medical treatment and counseling following the trauma of sexual assault. Significantly it also holds those who are performing late term abortions responsible and accountable to the law.  As we approach the anniversary next week of the conviction of Kermit Gosnell let us hope that this bill passes and is ultimately enacted so that women and babies will receive the protection they deserve.”

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.

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