AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
June 19, 2013
US House Passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end abortion after the point when scientists agree unborn children can feel pain, has passed in the House by a mostly partisan vote of 228-196. HR 1797 notes, “By 8 weeks after fertilization, the unborn child reacts to touch. After 20 weeks, the unborn child reacts to stimuli that would be recognized as painful if applied to an adult human, for example, by recoiling.”
The science behind the concept of fetal pain is fully established and Dr. Steven Zielinski, an internal medicine physician from Oregon, is one of the leading researchers into it. He first published reports in the 1980s to validate research showing evidence for it.
Six Pennsylvania Congressmen, ignoring the expert testimony, ignoring the pain baby’s feel while being torn limb from limb during an abortion, voted ‘No.” They are Robert Brady, Matthew Cartwright, Charles Dent, Michael Doyle, Chaka Fattah, and Allyson Schwartz. (Click here for the full roll call.)
Contact your Congressman. Your message will be determined by the way he or she voted. Click here for contact information for all PA Congressmen.