September 21, 2015

ACTION ALERT - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

U.S. Senate to vote Sept. 22 on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act!

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will force a Senate vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) on Tuesday, September 22.

This legislation would extend general protection to unborn children nationwide beginning at 20 weeks fetal age, based on congressional recognition that by this point in development, if not earlier, the unborn child is capable of experiencing pain during an abortion.

The legislation is based on an NRLC-originated model bill that has been enacted in 12 states.

H.R. 36 already passed the House of Representatives on May 13, 2015, by a vote of 242-184.  H.R. 36 is nearly identical to a Senate companion bill, S. 1553, sponsored by Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC)

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