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Trump administration backs bill banning abortion after 20 weeks

Trump administration backs bill banning abortion after 20 weeks

Such claims rely on subjective interpretations of "late term" and "elective". Sometimes, the abortionist injects the drug digoxin into them, which causes fatal cardiac arrest. "We do not believe that a 20-week fetus can perceive pain". I am called daily to assist women who face these decisions. The baby's sex, which has been determined since fertilization, is identifiable. "It's too late to end the life of an unborn baby", Hultgren stated.

The House bill would impose a penalty of up to five years in prison for any doctor performing an abortion after the 20-week limit. "Regardless of where one comes down on the issue of life, it is undeniable that an unborn child can feel pain at 20 weeks' gestation".

Family Research Council (FRC) praised the House passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36).

"The embryological evidence of development of nervous system is pretty well-defined", Dr. Kathi Aultman, a board certified OB/GYN and former abortionist, told LifeSiteNews.

When Ohio governor John Kasich approved a 20-week ban but vetoed a 6-week ban a year ago, critics like James Dobson, president of Family Talk and founder of Focus on the Family, criticized the move as cowardly.

Aultman was the medical director for Planned Parenthood of Jacksonville before becoming pro-life.

The United States is now one out of only 7 countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks according to the statement.

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The bill, called the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act", would outlaw almost all late-term abortions after 20 weeks of fetal development. The bill was cosponsored by every Ohio Republican serving in the House. The chamber passed the measure, 237 to 189, on Tuesday.

Introduced by Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, the Pain-Capable Act would criminalize the performance of abortion after 20 weeks of gestation except in the cases of rape, incest or threat to the life of the mother. They would like to pass a law prohibiting abortion completely, but they realize that is not politically possible. But it has gotten to the point when the particulars of this or that abortion legislation hardly matter except on the margins. Although Attorney General Mark Herring has said such a ban is likely unconstitutional, we can not trust a Trump court to respect Roe v. Wade. According to Planned Parenthood, criminalizing doctors who attempt to perform an abortion in one of these complicated scenarios makes it almost impossible for women to get the best health care possible, and this can often have serious and life-threatening implications.

"The only difference between killing a baby born alive and aborting them just prior to birth is location".

"By even putting this issue on a national platform", she added, "you're misleading the American people".

President Trump has previously vowed to sign the bill if it passed Congress.

"The bill, if enacted into law, would help to facilitate the culture of life to which our Nation aspires", the measure reads.

The White House letter also cited "recent advancements" showing "the physical structures necessary to experience pain" are developed 20 weeks after fertilization. In passing the bill on to the GOP-led Senate, the House succeeded in moving President Donald Trump's agenda forward while giving the Senate an opportunity to begin redeeming itself. There are only 52 Republican senators.