New national poll shows overwhelming support for Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

By Dave Andrusko

Louise Deal, West Virginians for Life Secretary, and Christina Deal, West Virginia Teens for Life President.

Louise Deal, West Virginians for Life Secretary, and Christina Deal, West Virginia Teens for Life President.

  A nationwide telephone poll take Election Day by

The polling company, inc./WomanTrend for the Susan B. Anthony List found almost two-thirds support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act—well more than double those who opposed.

Sixty-four percent were in favor to only 28% who were opposed.

Among his commitments to pro-lifers, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to sign the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

The House of Representatives passed the measure on May 13, 2015, by a vote of 242-184.

This legislation is based on a model bill originated by NRLC in 2010, which has since been enacted in 14 states.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act extends general protection to unborn children who are at least 20 weeks beyond fertilization (which is equivalent to 22 weeks of pregnancy — about the start of the sixth month).

And no matter how many deniers there are on the Democratic side of the aisle, there is abundant evidence that by this point in development (and probably earlier), the unborn child has the capacity to experience excruciating pain during typical abortion procedures.

Support for the bill in the new poll extended across all demographic and geographic boundaries. For example

  • Millennial voters  78% support
  • Women voters            67% support
  • African Americans    70% support
  • Hispanics                     57 % support