Americans were shocked at the murders of innocent babies and other crimes of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. They’re glad he’s going to prison and won’t ever be able to kill another baby, inside or outside the womb.
But if you think that ends the atrocities, think again.
The tragic reality is that there may be other Gosnells in your own state or community. History tells us wherever late abortions occur, there’s a heightened risk of the killing or neglect of babies born alive, and of medical dangers to their mothers.
This list goes on and on. It’s time it stopped!
(Click below to see expert medical testimony in Congress on how some of these late abortions are performed. Warning: the description is graphic in nature).
National Right to Life has helped create and pass effective laws in nine states that stop the abuse of elective late abortions. The laws are called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and they ban elective abortions at the stage when compelling medical evidence shows an unborn baby can feel pain.
When our law was passed in its first state, Nebraska, it stopped LeRoy Carhart from doing late abortions there. But tragically, he simply packed up his deadly instruments and began performing abortions in another state.
The lesson is these late abortions won’t end until we outlaw them everywhere!
That’s why we are so excited to announce that U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is authoring a bill that will ban these abortions nationwide when a baby is capable of feeling pain, generally said to be before 20 weeks in the womb. The first hearing on what will become the nationwide Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797) will be held Thursday, May 23rd at 10:00 a.m.in the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
You can help pass this life-saving law! Please help us build the case in Congress and across the country to pass this legislation!
We plan to run ads on the need for this legislation – please help us pay to air them!
We need to increase our media outreach and grassroots contacts through all channels, such as mail, phone, and internet to get Americans everywhere to support the bill and tell their Members of Congress to support it – please help us pay for that outreach!
America is not this barbaric. Please help us prove that and save these vulnerable babies – babies developed enough to feel the excruciating pain that accompanies an abortion – by passing this humane law.
But we will need your help to do it! Please forward this important message about this ground-breaking bill. Please talk about the need for Rep. Franks’ bill with your Members of Congress. There are easy-to-use tools to do this available on the NRLC Legislative Action Center. And please share a generous donation of $50, or $100 or perhaps $500 so we can get the word out to every corner of this great land.
Help is coming for these helpless babies! Please join me in doing everything we can to save their lives and end the nation-wide atrocity of late abortions!