Petition: Pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protect Act

Whereas, with the advent of sonograms and live-action ultrasound images, neonatologists and nurses are able to see unborn babies react physically to stimuli such as sound, light and touch. ellmersbwWhereas, anatomical studies have documented that the body structures necessary to feel pain are present at 20 weeks after fertilization. Whereas, US House leadership pulled the bill from consideration on January 22 due to Representative Renee Ellmers’ public statements and behind the scenes attacks on the bill.

Therefore, we the undersigned appeal to US Congress to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 36) and for Rep. Ellmers to cease and desist efforts to torpedo the legislation.

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