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Blackburn: We Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Women and Babies from Dangerous Late-Term Abortions

Calls on Senate to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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Washington, June 18, 2014 | Mike Reynard (202-225-1112) | comments
On the one-year anniversary of the House acting to protect women and babies from dangerous late-term abortions, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is calling on the Senate to take up and pass H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

“I have always believed America is better than abortion. We have a moral obligation to end dangerous late-term abortions in order to protect women and these precious babies from criminals like Kermit Gosnell,” Blackburn said. “The struggle to end dangerous late-term abortions is not over simply because the House passed H.R. 1797. It will take the continuing effort of putting pressure on the Senate to not abdicate their responsibility to human life.

“The House of Representatives has spoken, as have the American people – this legislation should not languish in the Senate for another day. It is time the blight of late-term abortion was taken seriously by Senate Majority Leader Reid and time we learn where Senate Democrats stand in the fight to protect viable life. By refusing to allow H.R. 1797 to come to a vote, Senator Reid is tacitly endorsing the abhorrent crimes of Kermit Gosnell and others who prey on the most vulnerable people in our society.”

Blackburn led the bipartisan effort on June 18, 2013, when the House approved H.R. 1797 to limit dangerous late-term abortions starting at the sixth month of pregnancy when science says an unborn child can feel pain.
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