Oct 4, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill protecting human life.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would ban abortions at 20 weeks. It passed the House on a vote of 237-189, with two Republicans voting no (Reps. Rodney Frelinghuysen of N.J.; Rep. Charlie Dent of Pa.) and three Democrats voting yes (Reps. Henry Cuellar of Texas, Daniel Lipinski of Ill., Collin Peterson of Minn.).
The bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more.
Violators are subject to criminal penalties including a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.
The bill provides exceptions for an abortion if it is necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman, or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. This does not including psychological or emotional conditions;
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:40 am