By Karen Cross
CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain are one step closer to being protected in the Mountain State.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, HB 4588, is now in the hands of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee will take up the bill today.
Timing was and remains essential. Now it is imperative that the Senate pass this lifesaving bill as the Legislature adjourns at midnight on Saturday, March 8th.
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.
If you are a West Virginian, please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee right away and urge them to support HB4588 as long as the pain threshold remains at 20 weeks. Contact information for members is available by clicking here.