Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
House Passes Protection for Late-term Babies in Wake of Abortion Abuse Revelation
House Passes Protection for Late-term Babies in Wake of Abortion Abuse Revelations
June 19, 2013
Washington, DC - In spite of fierce Democratic opposition, including
extreme statements from Pres. Barack Obama, the U.S. House of
Representatives yesterday passed the Pain Capable Unborn Child
Protection Act which would ban abortions after 20 weeks with narrow
exceptions in all fifty states. The final vote was 228-196, which fell
nearly along party lines. It was the most significant pro-life
legislative victory in over ten years.
appreciate the leadership of Rep. Trent Franks, who bore the brunt of
unfounded personal attacks hurled at him from the pro-abortion side in a
vain attempt to deflect attention from the grisly practice of late-term
abortions," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. "Rep.
Franks saw the need for such legislation to protect babies that can feel
pain after horrific details of late-term abortion abuses came out of
the Kermit Gosnell murder trial. We are grateful to him for having the
courage to act and grateful for all 228 Congressmen who supported this
was convicted of three counts of First Degree Murder for severing the
spines of three babies born alive during shoddy abortions conducted amid
squalor at his West Philadelphia abortion clinic. He was also convicted
of Involuntary Manslaughter for his part in the overdose death of
late-term abortion patient Karnamaya Mongar as well has hundreds of
abortion and corruption-related charges. He has been sentenced to three
Rep. Franks boldly displayed photos of two late-term babies that were aborted at Douglas Karpen's
Houston abortion clinic which both bore larges gashes about the neck.
Former clinic workers who took the photos stated that the gashes were
the result of Karpen twisting the heads of babies, many of which were
born alive in similar circumstance to Gosnell's practice. The Karpen
photos dramatically illustrated the fact that Gosnell's practice is not
unique and demonstrated the need for the legislation to protect women
and babies from such abuses.
have told us that the Senate will not take up the bill, but we call on
Americans who overwhelmingly oppose the barbaric practice of late-term
abortion to contact their Senators and hold their feet to the fire on
this bill," said Newman. "If our senators cannot for one time put aside
partisan politics and act with human compassion for the plight of
vulnerable women and babies, they simply are not fit to be making
decisions on any other issue.
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organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the
pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a
former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there,
Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the
nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal
means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue,
taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal
personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates. Click here
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