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US House Votes to Criminalize ‘Pain Capable’ Abortions

Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade, and Founder Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote tomorrow, October 3, on a bill making it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is twenty weeks or more.

A violator will be subject to criminal penalties: a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

Liberty Counsel has been working steadily to encourage and inform legislators on this particular legislation known as the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act*.”

We’ll talk about it on Faith and Freedom.

Mat Staver: This bill is known as H.R.36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. And it recognizes that unborn babies as young as twenty weeks have pain receptors. And it recognizes that anyone who performs an abortion on them would be facing fines and other criminal penalties, up to five years in prison or both.

So, Matt, this was kind of going back if you will to Janet (Folger) Porter. She has tried, and unfortunately got blocked by some Republicans…


*H.R.36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act


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