While America endures another four years of the most pro-abortion president in history, we can be thankful that there are some politicians in D.C. willing to stand up for the rights and dignity of the most vulnerable Americans: babies yet to be born. This week, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, in a party-line 6-4 vote, advanced Rep. Trent Franks’ (R-AZ) bill that will prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which children in the womb feel excruciating pain as they are killed through abortion. Franks had originally limited his bill to the District of Columbia. The atrocities committed by now notorious late-term abortionist/convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia prompted him to expand the reach of his bill to apply nationwide.
Even secular, socialist France and Sweden limit abortions respectively to the first twelve and eighteen weeks of pregnancy, but for Gosnell’s allies here in the United States abortion lobby, that won’t do. Unsurprisingly, these radical and uncompromising political operatives were not pleased with the news of the bill’s momentum. Abortion lobbyists feigned astonishment at the bill’s advancement, with the Center for Reproductive Rights declaring it “a clear affront to the U.S. Constitution.” Apparently they believe the document written to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” prohibits Congress from acting to protect the nation’s pain-capable unborn posterity from the knife of the abortionist.
The bill, H.R. 1797, now moves to the full Judiciary Committee, which is likely to approve it. If the bill passes the House, the next step will be to push vigorously for a vote in the Senate, where those Senators who call themselves “pro-choice” will be forced to go on record: Do they support protecting pain-capable unborn babies from the likes of Kermit Gosnell, or are they so attracted to the abortion industry’s millions of campaign dollars that they refuse to vote for regulations that would bring abortion’s availability in the United States closer to that of Europe?
Please visit StoptheGosnells.com, where you can take direct action to contact your representatives and urge them to support Rep. Franks’ lifesaving bill.