Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passes in House – Congressman Francis Rooney Cosponsor
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passes in House –
Congressman Francis Rooney Cosponsor
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in favor of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The Congressman is a cosponsor of this legislation, which restricts abortions 20 weeks or more after fertilization. Specifically, H.R. 36 establishes criminal penalties for any person who performs or attempts an abortion on a baby after the 20-week mark. In addition, this bill provides exceptions to save the life of the mother, and in the case of rape or incest.
Congressman Rooney stated. “Science has proven that unborn children of 20 weeks are capable of feeling pain, yet thousands of these babies are murdered each year in late-term abortions. I am hopeful the Senate will follow suit with passage, and send this life-saving legislation to the President’s desk to be signed in to law. Performing an abortion 20 weeks into a pregnancy is perverse and immoral, and must be made illegal. I will always support the sanctity of life.”
Currently, America is one of only seven countries worldwide who allow elective late-term abortions. A majority of Americans from across the political spectrum support this commonsense restriction on abortion after 20 weeks. This bill would give millions of unborn children a chance to live. To protect these unborn children from this horrific procedure, the House has passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act of 2017.