Next week, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will be introduced to the Senate. It passed the House last month 242-184.
The bill bans abortion of unborn babies after 20 weeks fetal age (22 weeks pregnancy). Late-term abortions are not rare, as abortion advocates claim. Three hundred doctors at 275 clinics do abortions after 20 weeks and many after 24 weeks.
“It is now commonplace to read about evidence that, by 20 weeks fetal age and even earlier, an unborn child responds to many forms of stimuli, including music and the mother’s voice. Claims that the same child is nevertheless insensible to the violence done to her body during an abortion should engender strong skepticism,” says National Right to Life. “Abortions at this stage are performed using a variety of techniques, but most often by a method in which the unborn child’s arms and legs are twisted off by brute manual force, using a long stainless steel clamping tool.“