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TITUSVILLE, FL -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today urged Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which N.J. Republican Rep. Chris Smith introduced in the House today.
“The scientific evidence (see UnbornPain.com) is clear that babies feel pain much earlier than used to be believed, and the consensus is that by 20 weeks of development, they feel pain,” Father Pavone said. “We have a federal law to lessen the pain of cattle being slaughtered for food. Shouldn’t we show the same consideration for the pain of the unborn?
“The point is not that abortion is less wrong if there were no pain. It’s that the reality of the pain will wake more people up to the immorality of abortion.”
Rep. Smith’s bill was co-sponsored by 142 House Republicans, and calls for protecting babies from abortion at 20 weeks and beyond.
“The most common abortion method in the second trimester of pregnancy is the dismemberment abortion, in which forceps are introduced into a mother’s womb to remove the child in pieces,” Father Pavone said. “Ask yourself what it must feel like to be killed in this way. Then support this bill.”
Priests for Life has strongly supported this type of legislation for years. In preparation for today’s release of the bill, Fr. Frank aired an educational program on this topic last week.
Priests for Life will be contacting its supporters this week to urge Congress to support this bill, and to expose the extremism of the Democrats, who apparently couldn’t care less.
Priests for Life (EndAbortion.US) is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated exclusively to ending abortion