West Virginia’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passes House, now in hands of Senate


Downloadable Church Bulletins Urge Senators to Protect from Abortion Babies who are Able to Feel Pain

By Karen Cross

WVgraphicCHARLESTON, WV – Unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain won a great victory in the West Virginia House of Delegates Wednesday. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.B. 4588) passed by a vote of 79 to 17. The bill was then sent to the West Virginia Senate.

Timing was and remains essential. H.B. 4588 made it out of the House by February 26, the last day for a bill to “cross over.” Now it is imperative that the Senate pass this lifesaving bill.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is already law in ten states, and has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

This legislation will protect West Virginia’s unborn babies who can feel pain from a gruesome death by dismemberment or other horrific late abortion techniques. Substantial medical evidence demonstrates the baby’s ability to feel pain is present by 20 weeks.

We know that pro-life legislation saves lives. We know that every year legislators don’t pass pro-life legislation means that precious little babies die.

The passage of this important lifesaving legislation – the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – is not possible without the continued support, prayers, and action of pro-life West Virginians from across the state.

“It is urgent that pro-life West Virginians contact their two state senators and ask them to support this lifesaving legislation,” said John Carey, West Virginians for Life Legislative Coordinator.

In keeping with the Matthew 25:40 scripture which says, “Whatever you did unto the least of these…you did unto me,” West Virginians for Life has created downloadable bulletin inserts for West Virginians to share with their church friends and family.

The church bulletin inserts (two to a page, a front and back that can be printed off double-sided) regarding the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.B. 4588, can be used between now and Wednesday, March 5.

For downloadable church bulletins with contact information for your two state senators, go to: wvforlife.org