Mike Needham Cosigns Letter Supporting 5-Month Abortion Ban
Today the House will vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) 90%. This legislation will protect unborn children by preventing abortions five months after fertilization, at which time scientific evidence suggests the child can feel pain. In 2013, a similar bill passed the House by a 228-196 vote, but did not receive consideration in the Senate.
Mike Needham joined with Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony List, urging Congress to vote YES to H.R. 36.
This bill is a common-sense piece of legislation which protects unborn children after 20 weeks, or 5 months of pregnancy, based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Previous uninformed notions that unborn and newborn babies could not feel pain, or misinformation on the ability of preterm infants to survive, are refuted by a growing body of scientific evidence. Our nation’s public policy should not reflect the tiring and uninformed politics of choice, but rather should catch up with the growing body of scientific evidence of pain and advancing perinatal medicine.