By Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
Editor’s note. A genuine pro-life champion, Rep. Smith was part of a Tuesday news conference organized by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that eloquently explained why the House should pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Leader McCarthy announced the House would vote on the measure next Tuesday.
We all dread it. We avoid it. We fear it.
Our health care providers, who have taken an oath to “do no harm,” go to extraordinary lengths to mitigate the severity and duration of pain.
And yet, it is currently legal in the United States to not only kill very young children, but to inflict excruciating pain on them as well.
Abortionists all over America decapitate, dismember and chemically poison babies to death each and every day.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a modest but necessary attempt to at least protect babies who are 20 weeks old—and pain-capable—from having to suffer and die from abortion.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act recognizes the medical evidence that unborn children feel pain.
It is no wonder that 60 percent of Americans believe that abortion should not be permitted after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
It is shocking that the United States is one of only 7 countries on Earth—including North Korea and China—that allows abortion on demand after 20 weeks.
American citizens and nearly every other nation recognize the truth: it is past time for our nation to do the right thing and end this violence against children.