In a major pro-life victory, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The act, which passed by a vote of 242-181 along party lines, would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks gestation, a point when an unborn child is arguably capable of feeling pain. Voting in favor of the bill were Missouri representatives Sam Graves, Vicky Hartzler, Billy Long, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Jason Smith, and Ann Wagner.
The bill will head to the U.S. Senate, where its fate is unknown. The passage of the bill by the House occurred on the second anniversary of the murder conviction of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist, convicted of killing children with scissors after delivery.
Posted: May 15, 2015