New Virginia Pro-Life Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks on Babies Who Feel Intense Pain

State   |   Margaret Disney   |   Jan 26, 2015   |   1:18PM   |   Richmond, VA

Last week, on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the Virginia Society for Human Life announced that the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HB2321) has been introduced by Del. David A. LaRock (R-33) into this year’s General Assembly.

virginia2This important bill will prevent abortions in Virginia after the point in pregnancy when medical science has determined that an unborn child can feel pain. These unborn babies should be protected under the law from the excruciating pain caused by abortion.

Pro-life Virginians have done so much to move this Commonwealth to becoming one that respects and saves even the smallest and most vulnerable lives. Recent Virginia statistics indicate that abortion rates are coming down. Many of those numbers reflect the effect of the reasonable and protective laws we have seen passed in the General Assembly.

We continue to face new challenges to ensure that innocent lives are once again protected under the law. Unborn children and their mothers are still threatened by aggressive and dangerous abortion promoters throughout Virginia.

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“The passage of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will save these precious unborn babies from a horrific death at the hands of abortionists. It is the humane thing to do,” said Olivia Gans Turner.

LifeNews Note: On right is a photo of Delagate LaRock (R-33) who introduced the Pain-Capable bill in Virginia.  He is with VSHL Lobbyist Maggie Disney and VSHL volunteer Susan Smith.