Washington, D.C.— On behalf of our 500,000 members nationwide, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) wishes to express our support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36).
Penny Nance, CWALAC’s CEO and President, said:
“The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is one of the most crucial pieces of pro-life legislation since the passage of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban. This legislation not only protects babies who are five months or more in the womb and can feel excruciating pain, it also protects women who are at an increasingly greater risk of experiencing the harmful effects of late-term abortion.
“As a world leader, it is critical that U.S. passes this legislation. The United States is one of only seven nations that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks gestation. This puts the United States within the top four percent of most permissive countries on abortion policies and in the company of countries like China, Vietnam, and North Korea.
“The majority of Americans overwhelmingly agree that abortions, at five months gestation when the baby feels pain, should be restricted. According to The Polling Company’s nationwide 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.
“Furthermore, H.R. 36 is a stronger bill than when it was initially introduced earlier this year. This legislation protects babies born alive, like the ones the murderous Kermit Gosnell delivered, who were born breathing and then brutally murdered. The legislation requires the abortionist to use rigorous care to preserve the life and health of a baby born alive and to have the baby transported and admitted to a hospital.
“This legislation also provides protection for women choosing abortion. Unfortunately, it is common for abortionists to ignore sharing health risks and pertinent information with women. This bill empowers women by giving them the added protection of a civil right of action against the abortion provider.
“Finally, this bill protects parents and minors against nefarious abortion providers by giving them the tools to sue if the abortionist does not report child abuse to proper authorities.”
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee commends House leadership and the Members of Congress who steadfastly worked to bring a bill that protects babies which are at least five months in utero from excruciating pain. CWALAC strongly urges you to support H.R. 36. When this bill is considered on the House floor, CWALAC will score in favor of it and will include it in our annual scorecard.
For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Jaime Ballew at [email protected] or 540-849-0107.