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.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Vote on Late-Term Abortion Ban Set for Next Week as Gosnell Conviction Anniversary Approaches
Vote on Late-Term Abortion Ban Set for Next Week as Anniversary of Gosnell Conviction Approaches
May 8, 2015
Washington, DC - Just hours
after 20 pro-life leaders held a press conference seeking an immediate
vote on the delayed Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it has
been announced that a vote will now take place next week.
The leaders attempted to
present to Boehner's staff life-sized models of pre-born babies at 20
weeks to emphasize the humanity of the pre-born and the urgency of
protecting babies that could survived if birthed prematurely. However,
even though it was confirmed that his staff was in the office, they
chose instead to remain behind a locked door instead of hearing the
"We were obligated by conscience to speak out and urge an immediate vote, even when it meant going to jail," said Newman.
Operation Rescue has learned
that this protest prompted a more urgent discussion that eventually led
to new language that has cleared the way for a vote.
This comes on the same day that the New England Journal of Medicine released
a study declaring that the new standard of viability is 22 weeks
gestation, down from the outdated 24 week viability standard used by
Yesterday's efforts to speak
with Speaker Boehner's staff have led to the announcement that the vote
has now been set for the week of the 2-year anniversary of the murder
conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who killed babies
born alive during shoddy late-term abortions that would be mostly
banned under this new law.
"We are thankful that the
vote on this crucial, life-saving legislation is moving forward and pray
that it will spark a national dialogue on the barbarity of abortions on
babies that can feel pain, and in turn, the barbarity of all
abortions," said Newman. "This is an important step on the way to ending
abortion altogether and creating a society that values and protects
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