Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act introduced in Delaware

By Dave Andrusko

Earlier today I read a story written by a pro-abortionist who lamented, “If you’ve been following the news surrounding reproductive rights recently, you’d be forgiven for asking yourself whether we’re living in a world where Roe v. Wade was never decided.”

Of course, this was a gross over-exaggeration spurred by his underlying grievance: pro-lifers never give up.

This came just after I read a story from Delaware passed along by a friend. Delaware is not exactly the heartland of pro-life America, but pro-lifers continue to work and work and work to raise consciousness about the inhumanity of abortion which refuses to recognize the humanity of the unborn child.

Earlier this week, pro-life Delaware legislators, led by Republican state Senator Bryant Richardson, introduced the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

As NRL News Today readers know, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is already the law in 16 states. The law protects from abortion unborn children who are capable of undergoing excruciating pain while being killed by abortion, 20 weeks.

According to reporter Rob Petree, Richardson, the prime sponsor, “was joined by several of his colleagues and many supporters as he introduced the legislation.” In an interview with Petree, who is with Delaware 105.9, Sen. Richardson said, “I believe that most of the people in our nation care about the life of the unborn child, especially when it reaches the age where it could survive outside the womb.”

Sen. Richardson went on to say, “The reason that there’s not outrage because of what’s happening to the babies is because these so-called doctors who perform these procedures are doing it and they gain financially from doing that. If the general public was aware of how horrendous this is, and that’s what we hope to do through introducing this legislation, they would want it to stop.”

Dr. Donna J. Harrison, executive director of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, was there at the press conference as the bill was introduced. She explained to Petree, “Babies after 20 weeks can live outside the mom, especially if they’re given good care immediately on separation, but an abortionist on the other hand intends to kill the baby. Abortions done after 20 weeks are not abortions done to save the life of the mother.”

On those very, very rare occasion where “an obstetrician, gynecologist needs to separate a mom and a fetus to save the mom’s life, that OBGYN doctor takes her into the hospital, puts her under supervision, takes her to the operating room, does a caesarean section, all of this to preserve her life and the life of her baby,” Dr. Harrison explained.