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CWALAC Celebrates Passage of Historic Vote in the House of Representatives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as we mark two years since the conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell for murder, we celebrate the House of Representatives’ historic passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Children Protection Act by a vote of 242-184,Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee CEO and President, Penny Nance,  made the following remarks about the bill’s passage:”It is absurd that what happened in Gosnell’s House of Horrors – babies being born alive and then brutally having their spinal cords severed – is legally allowed to happen each and every day to babies of the same gestational age in the womb.  These babies are pulled apart limb by limb. We need to make sure that as the leader of the free world our abortion policies are not aligning with countries like China and North Korea.

“The Pain-Capable Unborn Children Protection Act ensures that babies who are at five months gestation — who suck their thumbs, react to their mothers’ voices, and feel and recoil from excruciating pain — will no longer be killed in the womb.  This crucial piece of legislation passed today by the U.S. House is the first step in our efforts to stop this abomination.

“We commend House Leadership for their steadfast commitment to protecting the unborn, and we call on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly bring this bill up for a vote in the Senate.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Jaime Ballew at

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislative arm of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders, and over 30 years of service to our nation.


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