FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2021
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Most European Countries Limit Late-Term Abortion by 15 Weeks, a Point When Science Shows Unborn Children Can Feel Pain
Washington, D.C. – In response to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s refusal to answer a reporter’s question, “Does the president [Biden] believe that a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being?” the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) issued the following statement:
“Pro-abortion Democrats led by President Biden shamefully deny what science makes clear: unborn children are human,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “At 15 weeks, babies in the womb can feel excruciating pain. They have fully developed hearts—pumping 26 quarts of blood per day—along with fully formed noses, lips, eyelids and eyebrows. They can taste and make facial expressions, yawn, hiccup, swallow and suck their thumbs. In contrast to most European countries, which limit late-term abortions at this point, our nation’s status quo allows abortion on demand up to the moment of birth. The American people reject Biden Democrats’ extremism and agree it’s time to humanize our laws, in line with science and international norms.”
Earlier this month U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi similarly dodged a question about the humanity of unborn children at 15 weeks.
Recent polling shows a strong majority of voters reject abortion extremism and politicians who support it. The polling comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court granting review of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit in which it will consider the question of whether all “pre-viability” bans on abortion are unconstitutional. The case is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.