House Committee to Vote Wednesday on 20-Week Abortion Ban

The vote follows a new poll released today by the National Right to Life Committee and commissioned by the Polling Company. The poll found 63% of all respondents, and 70% of women respondents, favor banning abortion after the point where the unborn child can feel pain. Another 58% of all respondents, and 62% of women respondents, would be more likely to vote for a Member of Congress who votes to ban abortion after 22 weeks gestation in the District of Columbia.

“In the nation’s capital, abortion is now legal, for any reason, until the moment of birth,” said NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson. “The District Council, employing authority delegated by Congress, repealed the entire abortion law. Members of Congress, and the President, are ultimately accountable for this extreme policy, because the Constitution says that Congress shall “exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District . . .’ A vote against this bill amounts to a vote to ratify the current policy of legal abortion, for any reason, until the moment of birth.”

I am not sure what is more disturbing –
That late term abortions are alive and well in our nation’s capital
Or that 37% of the respondents in the cited poll are okay to abort a child even after it is known to feel substantial pain!

Sick to say the least!
Let’s pray this vote at least moves us in the right direction!

Medical studies show babies can feel pain in the womb by 8 weeks, and only a 20 week ban is being suggested, can you imagine what babies can feel at that gestation? :eek:

Whatever the children feel at their untimely and terrible deaths, the doctors who murder them must feel 10,000x more in Hell.

Yes. We must save them from themselves. Let us raid the ‘coffers of souls’ from our enemy. *Cry havoc and let slip the Prayers against evil. *


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