12 Reasons Why We Need A Law Ending Painful Late Abortions

Support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would provide nationwide protection to unborn children capable of feeling pain at 20 weeks and older. #theyfeelpain

Editor’s note. My family will be on vacation through the end of this week. I will be posting an occasional new story, but for the most part we will be re-posting columns that ran over the last year. Many will be strictly educational while some will about remind us of notable victories this legislative cycle.

1. Unborn children can feel pain by 20 weeks after fertilization, if not earlier.

Unborn children can feel pain by 20 weeks after fertilization, if not earlier.

2. Due to the advancement of science, unborn children are now patients.

12 Reasons Why We Need A Law Ending Painful Late Abortions

In prenatal surgery, doctors routinely administer anesthesia to mitigate fetal pain.

3. Doctors and medical professionals confirm that unborn babies have physical reactions to outside stimuli.

Dr. Anthony Levatino, former abortionist, describes his experience performing abortions and the pain of the unborn.

4. In some cases, unborn children have survived being born at 20 weeks fetal age.

12 Reasons Why We Need A Law Ending Painful Late Abortions

Science is awesome.

5. We go to great lengths to protect animals from pain. Why not baby humans?

12 Reasons Why We Need A Law Ending Painful Late Abortions

6. The Gosnell trial and subsequent revelations about other abortionists have shed light on the inherent brutality of late abortions.

12 Reasons Why We Need A Law Ending Painful Late Abortions

7. The dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion technique is commonly performed at this stage, which consists of the violent dismemberment of the unborn baby.

12 Reasons Why We Need A Law Ending Painful Late Abortions

8. 64% of the American public supports legislation to protect unborn babies who can feel pain.

64% of the American public supports legislation to protect unborn babies who can feel pain.

(The Polling Company, March 2013)

9. Including 63% of women and 63% of independents.

12 Reasons Why We Need A Law Ending Painful Late Abortions

10. In June, similar legislation was passed by the U.S. House with bipartisan support by a vote of 228-196.

12 Reasons Why We Need A Law Ending Painful Late Abortions

11. “This is a debate worthy of a great democracy.” – Sen. Lindsey Graham, the bill’s lead sponsor in the Senate.

"This is a debate worthy of a great democracy.” – Sen. Lindsey Graham, the bill’s lead sponsor in the Senate.

12. We have an obligation to protect the most vulnerable in our society.

12 Reasons Why We Need A Law Ending Painful Late Abortions