It's common sense: unborn babies feel pain

Thursday, October 5, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy ultrasoundThe U.S. Senate will soon be tackling a House-passed bill banning abortions at 20 weeks' gestation.

On Tuesday, the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) on a 237-189 vote, forwarding the measure to the upper chamber where passage could be difficult due to the filibuster rule.

House debate opposing H.R. 36 maintained that the argument that babies at 20 weeks in the womb can feel pain is based on false science. But Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America says science demonstrates the need for the ban, irrespective of denials from Democrats.

Nance tells OneNewsNow that aside from the research, it ought to be plain that the preborn baby can feel pain.

"Very clearly, a child in the fifth month of pregnancy is part of our human family. She has all of her major organs, she can hear and respond to her mother's voice, and she can feel pain," she states. "It is essential as people of faith, people who recognize the dignity of a human being, that we protect the least of these."

Nance

Under the filibuster rule, it will take 60 votes just to advance the bill for debate and a vote. That presents a major challenge in the Senate where Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority. But according to Nance, that's not dissuading some pro-lifers in the Senate.

"I was talking with Senator James Lankford," she shares. "He is 100-percent dedicated to leading the fight on this bill – and we plan to be completely engaged."

There have been conversations among senators about changing the filibuster rule so that only 51 votes will be needed to ban the late-term abortions, but no formal plans have been announced as yet.

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