"We are grateful to President Trump, Leader McCarthy, and our pro-life allies in the House of Representatives for championing this compassionate, popular bill". They aren't scrambling for better solutions to Puerto Rico's ongoing humanitarian crisis, either.
This legislation plainly contradicted existing constitutional law and the consensus of scientists about "fetal pain", and aimed at mobilizing concerns over rare late-term abortions to undermine the legality of early-term abortions.
The bill, named the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act", was introduced by Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), and will be voted on by the House on October 3. Illinois Rep. Daniel Lipinski, from the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois and cosponsor of the bill, voted yes on passage of the 20-week abortion ban.
Meanwhile, as if to taunt the irony gods, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin argued after the Vegas massacre that "you can't regulate evil" when it comes to guns. Some of them are unreliably Republican on this issue, among others.
My son-a boy whom I named Joshua-was not 20 weeks like the unborn children this act seeks to protect, but I am certain that he suffered greatly as he burned to death from the saline solution.
"Of the 1.6 million abortions performed in the USA each year, 91 percent are performed during the first trimester (12 or fewer weeks' gestation); 9 percent are performed in the second trimester (24 or fewer weeks' gestation); and only about 100 are performed in the third trimester (more than 24 weeks' gestation), approximately.01 percent of all abortions performed".
The bill the House is voting on Tuesday includes only narrow exceptions for rape, incest and saving a woman's life. "For a lot of congenital anomalies, the final diagnosis isn't made until after 20 weeks".
And for those who recognize that abortion is murder at any stage, bills such as these are at least a small step toward the end goal of ending all abortions by forcing advocates to look at the process with a more compassionate eye. Even conditions like diabetes or multiple sclerosis wouldn't count unless they are likely to kill the woman outright. Violators could face five years in prison. He was born prematurely at 20 weeks and was the size of this M&M candy bag. "We don't wish this to be true, but research may soon confirm that unborn babies can't experience pain until much later in development".
3 that would ban abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Representative Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, despite today's allegations (which he has yet to deny) that he encouraged an extramarital lover to have an abortion, voted for the ban.
The bill was passed in the House in 2015, but was blocked by Democrats in the Senate. Police officers were shocked when they found a "chest freezer in the facility, which contained approximately 35 late term fetuses", according to a report by the Maryland State Board of Physicians.
Those bans can put women through hell.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown, writing for the libertarian website Reason, writes that the bill banning late-term abortions inhibits women's control of their bodies. However, the outcome is important for the women affected, no matter why they decide to do it.
Though a supporter of choice in the past, Donald Trump has embraced the Republican party's anti-abortion positions in an effort to appeal to evangelical voters.