On First Day of Republican-Led Congress, New Bill May End Late-Term Abortion

On First Day of Republican-Led Congress, New Bill May End Late-Term Abortion January 6, 2015

It begins!  Today, as the first session of the new Congress gets underway, pro-life members introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that bans late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  According to LifeNews.com:

With Republicans controlling both the House and Senate, there is a guarantee that the important pro-life legislation will finally receive a vote in both chambers of Congress. In 2013, the House approved the bill on a 228-196 vote with 6 Democrats voting for the bill and 6 Republicans voting against it. President Barack Obama has issued a veto threat against that bill and Senate Democrats refused to bring it up for a vote.

The Franks-Blackburn Bill, sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona and Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, is based on model legislation drafted by the National Right to Life Committee.  National opinion polls have shown that the policy receives broad support, when the public is informed that the developing fetus is capable of feeling pain at least by 20 weeks.

According to a national poll conducted by The Polling Company, after being informed of scientific evidence that unborn children are capable of feeling pain at least by 20 weeks, 64% would support a law banning abortion after 20 weeks, unless the mother’s life was in danger.   Only 30% said they would oppose such a law.

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