Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Senate introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s CEO and President, hailed the Senate’s introduction:
Abortion is the human rights issue of our time. Despite where a person comes down on the issue of life, one cannot discount that a baby can feel pain at 20 weeks or five months of pregnancy. In fact, the majority of Americans agree that abortions at 20 weeks, or when a baby feels pain, should be restricted. According to The Polling Company’snationwide poll in March 2013, 64 percent of Americans believe abortions should not be allowed if the baby can feel pain. Recent polls by Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post, NBC News/Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post/ABC News all revealed: A majority of Americans support limiting abortion after 20 weeks. Sixty percent of women think abortion after 20 weeks should be illegal.
As a country that prides itself on protecting the innocent, the languid attempt to address this disturbing reality is appalling. A study by the Charlotte Lozier Institute has shown the United States is one of just seven countries worldwide that permits abortion beyond 20 weeks. Other countries include: China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands.
It is time that our laws reflect the principles which have upheld our government, like that of life — life for the baby that feels pain when poked or prodded in the womb and the life of the mother whose life is at risk when seeking a late-term abortion.
For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.