Life News National Steven Ertelt Apr 2, 2015 | 12:21PM Washington, DC
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Projection Act is the major legislative goal for the pro-life movement in Congress. Under Roe, a complete abortion ban is not possible until the Supreme Court’s makeup is changed by electing a new pro-life president.
Therefore, the pro-life bill, which bans abortions after 20 weeks based on scientific evidence that unborn babies feel in tense pain at least at 20 weeks, if not earlier, would prohibit abortions nationwide after that time.
The good news for the pro-life movement is that every single potential Republican presidential candidate has endorsed the legislation — with pro-life Gov. Chris Cristie and pro-life doctor Ben Carson having joined other possible candidates in endorsing the measure.
“I’m encouraged to report that the Republican field is now unified: both Dr. Ben Carson and Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) have joined the list of possible candidates to publicly support this pro-life bill,” says Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List. “Both men called on Congress to move swiftly to advance the federal legislation which has been delayed since January. This nationwide law would save an estimated 15,000-18,000 children a year.”
Dannenfelser said the legislation, the brainchild of the National Right to Life Committee, would have a tremendous pro-life effect. Although, if approved in Congress, the bill would be vetoed by pro-abortion President Barack Obama, that would set the stage for the 2016 campaign — where any of the pro-life presidential candidates would likely take on pro-abortion Hillary Clinton.
“The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is compassionate legislation that would protect babies from brutal abortions after 20 weeks, or five months of pregnancy. If enacted into law, it would save approximately 15,000 babies every year from brutal, painful deaths,” she said. “This common-sense proposal is supported by a majority of Americans, most especially among women. It is changing hearts and minds as we work to protect ALL unborn children and their mothers from the horrors of abortion.”
To read the statements from each potential candidate, listed alphabetically by last name, go to the Susan B. Anthony List: