U.S. House Judiciary Committee schedules vote TOMORROW on bill to curb D.C.'s no restrictions abortion policy

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2012)/National Right to Life Committee --

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a voting session for tomorrow (Tuesday, July 10) on an NRLC-backed bill that would protect unborn children in the federal District after they have reached 20 weeks fetal age, based on their capacity to experience pain.

The bill, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803), is patterned on an NRLC-originated model bill that has already been enacted in seven states. It currently has 210 House cosponsors. Identical legislation (S. 2103), introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), currently has 30 cosponsors.

"In the nation's capital, abortion is now legal, for any reason, until the moment of birth," said NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson. "The District Council, employing authority delegated by Congress, repealed the entire abortion law. Members of Congress, and the President, are ultimately accountable for this extreme policy, because the Constitution says that Congress shall "exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District . . .' A vote against this bill amounts to a vote to ratify the current policy of legal abortion, for any reason, until the moment of birth."

H.R. 3803 was introduced by Congressman Trent Franks (R-Az.). In the bill, Congress adopts "findings" (declarations of fact) that by 20 weeks after fertilization (if not earlier), the unborn child has the capacity to experience great pain. The bill then prohibits abortion after that point, except when an acute physical condition endangers the life of the mother. Expert testimony was presented at a May 17 hearing on the bill showing that at 20 weeks fetal age, 6 percent of infants born spontaneously now survive long term in good neo-natal units. The long-term survival rates are 26% at 21 weeks fetal age and 55% at 22 weeks fetal age. (To convert to the alternate "LMP" dating system, add two weeks to each figure.)

The NRLC website contains much documentation on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and on the scientific evidence that unborn children, by 20 weeks if not before, have the capacity to experience great pain, here. The abortion method most often used at this stage, the "D&E," is depicted in a medical illustration posted here.




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
jane stclair Feb 7, 2014, 5:20 pm
Rose and Her Lily Oct 25, 2014, 2:56 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 25, 2014, 2:09 pm
Hyscience Oct 25, 2014, 2:40 pm
Stony Creek Digest Jun 26, 2014, 12:48 pm
Stony Creek Digest Jun 30, 2014, 4:12 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 25, 2014, 12:21 pm
The True Dignity of Women Oct 25, 2014, 1:08 pm
The Culture of Life Review Oct 25, 2014, 1:00 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 25, 2014, 1:02 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Oct 25, 2014, 1:11 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 25, 2014, 10:00 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 25, 2014, 11:20 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 25, 2014, 10:47 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 25, 2014, 11:05 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 25, 2014, 11:01 am
jillstanek.com Oct 25, 2014, 11:03 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 25, 2014, 9:30 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Oct 25, 2014, 9:16 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Oct 25, 2014, 9:27 am
Priests for Life Oct 25, 2014, 9:16 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 25, 2014, 9:19 am
jillstanek.com Oct 25, 2014, 9:12 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Oct 24, 2014, 7:45 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Challies Dot Com Oct 25, 2014, 7:54 am
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 2:00 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 25, 2014, 7:16 am
40 Days for Life Oct 25, 2014, 6:00 am
Hyscience Oct 25, 2014, 4:02 am
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 25, 2014, 1:35 am
RealChoice Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Chatterbox Chronicles Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
A Catholic Life Oct 25, 2014, 12:34 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Oct 25, 2014, 12:03 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Oct 24, 2014, 11:20 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Oct 24, 2014, 11:10 pm
Thinking Americanist Oct 24, 2014, 10:09 pm
The Truth About Margaret Sanger Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
My Domestic Church Oct 24, 2014, 10:30 pm
Fr. John Whiteford Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Common Room Oct 24, 2014, 8:58 pm
joy of nine9 Oct 24, 2014, 9:18 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 7:53 pm
RealChoice Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
RealChoice Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
RealChoice Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 6:23 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Oct 24, 2014, 8:15 pm
Alliance Defense Fund Oct 24, 2014, 7:35 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 24, 2014, 5:50 pm
The Common Room Oct 24, 2014, 5:49 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 3:37 pm
Thinking Americanist Oct 24, 2014, 5:11 pm
MCCL Blog Oct 24, 2014, 4:57 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 4:28 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Oct 24, 2014, 4:25 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 4:54 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 24, 2014, 6:44 pm
ProLifeBlogs Oct 24, 2014, 4:54 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 24, 2014, 3:31 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 3:42 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 3:11 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 3:58 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 3:38 pm
jillstanek.com Oct 24, 2014, 3:30 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 1:20 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 3:55 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 1:25 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 1:38 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 1:28 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 1:44 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 1:33 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 3:55 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 2:50 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 10:31 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 2:08 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 9:56 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 1:27 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 1:14 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 1:44 pm
Leaven for the Loaf Oct 24, 2014, 2:25 pm
Stony Creek Digest Jun 26, 2014, 12:48 pm
Stony Creek Digest Jun 5, 2014, 12:22 pm
Stony Creek Digest Jun 30, 2014, 4:12 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 11:23 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 11:33 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 11:54 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 1:24 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Oct 24, 2014, 2:15 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 1:27 pm
Alex Schadenberg Oct 24, 2014, 1:46 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Oct 24, 2014, 1:45 pm
Operation Rescue Oct 24, 2014, 12:36 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 12:11 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 12:44 pm
HicktownPress Oct 24, 2014, 12:53 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 24, 2014, 1:07 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 12:36 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 12:19 pm
Press Releases Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 11:13 am
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 11:38 am
jillstanek.com Oct 24, 2014, 12:00 pm
HLI World Watch Oct 24, 2014, 11:47 am
The Black Kettle Oct 24, 2014, 11:52 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 7:34 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 10:38 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 7:43 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 10:14 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 9:38 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 7:36 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 24, 2014, 12:20 pm
Challies Dot Com Oct 24, 2014, 12:01 pm
The Latter Days Oct 24, 2014, 11:20 am
Priests for Life Oct 24, 2014, 10:37 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 24, 2014, 11:16 am
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 10:43 am
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 10:10 am
faithmouse Adjunct Blogmentary Oct 24, 2014, 11:20 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 10:20 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Oct 24, 2014, 11:15 am
Papa Mike's Blog Oct 24, 2014, 10:02 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 24, 2014, 9:37 am
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 9:40 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Oct 24, 2014, 10:22 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 5:15 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Oct 24, 2014, 9:39 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 24, 2014, 11:54 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Priests for Life Oct 24, 2014, 9:34 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Oct 23, 2014, 8:27 am
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 8:22 am
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 8:15 am
jillstanek.com Oct 24, 2014, 7:31 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 2:27 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 7:32 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 12:31 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 11:44 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 11:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 21, 2014, 5:08 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 11:16 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 21, 2014, 9:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 2:41 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 21, 2014, 2:43 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 2:50 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 21, 2014, 2:05 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 24, 2014, 9:30 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 2:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 6:46 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 5:14 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 1:18 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 6:27 am
Challies Dot Com Oct 24, 2014, 8:01 am
The Common Room Oct 24, 2014, 6:33 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 6:51 am
Challies Dot Com Oct 24, 2014, 6:19 am
40 Days for Life Oct 24, 2014, 6:00 am
Rebelution Oct 24, 2014, 5:25 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 1:16 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 4:04 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Thinking Americanist Oct 24, 2014, 3:12 am
The Black Kettle Oct 24, 2014, 2:49 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 2:36 am