Republicans in Congress announced this morning that they will hold a vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — legislation designed to ban abortions after 20 weeks on babies who clearly feel pain in abortions. Not content to have even the most modest limits on abortion in place, the pro-abortion activist group NARAL is rallying its members to oppose the ban and ask their members of Congress to vote against it.
So why, in NARAL’s estimation, would any pregnant mom want to need to abort her baby at 20 weeks — at a time when science clearly establishes that unborn babies are viable outside the womb as early as 22 weeks? NARAL thinks that there must be some sort of “pregnancy complication” that requires a mother to abort her baby.
From the incredulous “the sky is falling” email NARAL sent its pro-abortion members today, that LifeNews received:
We’ve just heard from multiple inside sources that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote as early as NEXT WEEK on their bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks.Women seek abortion care after 20 weeks for a variety of reasons, including medical problems, pregnancy complications, difficulty accessing care, and the fear that comes with rape, incest, and abuse.
Politicians have no business forcing their decisions on women facing these kinds of difficult circumstances.
There’s no pregnancy complication that requires a mother to purposefully kill her unborn baby just before viability or afterwards. If a medical situation is that grim, doctors can do everything possible to save both mother and child or to birth the baby early and provide life-saving medical care for the unborn baby. After all, babies at 22 weeks are surviving and perfectly healthy once they are cared for initially.
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Most Americans disagree with the NARAL assessment that it’s perfectly legitimate to kill unborn babies in abortions late in pregnancy.
A national poll by The Polling Company found that, after being informed that there is scientific evidence that unborn children are capable of feeling pain at least by 20 weeks, 64% would support a law banning abortion after 20 weeks, unless the mother’s life was in danger. Only 30% said they would oppose such a law.
A November 2014 poll from Quinnipiac found that 60 percent of Americans support legislation limiting abortions after 20 weeks, including 56 percent of Independents and 46 percent of Democrats.