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Action urged on legislation that would ban most late-term abortions

May 13, 2015

The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (NCHLA), which works closely with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on legislative matters, is calling upon pro-life citizens to contact their congressional representatives and urge them to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

A House vote on the legislation, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and cosponsored by 187 representatives, is expected as early as May 13.

“Because there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain at least by 20 weeks after fertilization, this measure asserts a compelling governmental interest in protecting unborn children from this stage,” states the NCHLA. “With limited exceptions, H.R. 36 makes it unlawful to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater.”


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