Washington– Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement upon passage of H.R. 36, The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:
“There is no life more vulnerable than the life of an unborn child.Medical professionals have reached a consensus that at 20 weeks, a child in utero can feel pain and physical suffering. The legislation we passed today, which I was proud to cosponsor, ensures that no child capable of feeling pain will be subjected to the cruelty of an abortion.
“The majority of Americans support a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, yet the United States is one of just seven countries that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks- along with countries like North Korea and China who are known to dispose of babies with defects. It’s time we stand as a country in support of the unborn children who are counting on our protection.”