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Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Protect Unborn Children


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Washington, May 13, 2015 | Sheryl Kaufman, Communications Director (202-225-2211) | comments

Congressman Jim Bridenstine joined a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in moving to protect unborn children.  Medical evidence proves that babies feel pain earlier than five months after conception.  The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” prohibits elective abortions after 20 weeks, with exceptions to save the life of the mother and in cases of rape or incest.  The bill also provides added protection for infants born alive and empowers women to take legal action if the law is not followed.


Significantly, this legislation was passed on the second anniversary of the conviction of Kermit Gosnell for killing babies born alive in late-term abortions.  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that this law will save the lives of over 2,750 babies annually. 


Congressman Bridenstine:

“I believe that all human life is sacred and begins at conception.  I am very pleased to help pass this legislation, the first law protecting human life before birth.  Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected by law.  As a nation that values every individual’s right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, we should always choose on the side of life.” 


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