FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2013
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House Moves to Protect Women, Unborn with
Late-Term Abortion Ban
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Will Stop Future “Houses of Horror”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised the U.S. House of Representatives, led by courageous pro-life women, for passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797), which safeguards babies nationwide by banning abortion past 20 weeks gestation, the point at which they can feel pain. According to a January 2013 Gallup poll, 80 percent of Americans would make abortion illegal in the third trimester and 64 percent would make abortion illegal in the second trimester.
“Congress has taken an important first step toward making sure we stop abortionists like Kermit Gosnell and his horrific abortion clinic and procedures. The House listened to the overwhelming majority of Americans, men and women, who instinctively recoil at the dehumanizing and degrading practice of late-term abortion,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the SBA List. “This pro-woman, pro-science, Constitutional bill deserves an immediate vote in the U.S. Senate. It’s simple: children capable of experiencing unimaginable pain from abortion must be protected across the country.
“The big abortion industry cannot defend late-term abortions. Americans are disturbed by the callous nature of this practice, the disgusting clinic conditions in Pennsylvania, Delaware and other states, the 330,000 abortions Planned Parenthood of America performs every year as it receives half a billion in taxpayer dollars, and the repeated harm women experience as a result of their exploitation. Women and the unborn deserve better than abortion, and making late-term abortions illegal is a simple step in that direction. Votes have consequences. Congress should take note we’re pulling together our 2014 target list tonight.”
The SBA List has compiled an ever-expanding fact sheet on abortion industry negligence and brutality occurring nationwide.
Last month national and statewide pro-life groups launched the Stop the Gosnells coalition dedicated to exposing the horrors of the late-term abortion industry and encouraging legislative response.
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.