House Passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

(Daily Caller News Foundation) The House voted to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act Tuesday evening in a 237-189 vote, marking a huge victory for the pro-life movement.

Federal Court Blocks Ill. Law Forcing Pregnancy Centers to Refer for Abortions 1The law states that no unborn baby past 20 weeks gestation can be aborted, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. Abortion providers that violate the law will be penalized and could be sentenced to five years in prison.

Before the vote, representatives engaged in heated debate over the bill. Allowing unborn babies to be aborted after 20 weeks “violates our most enduring values,” Illinois Rep. Randy Hultgren said on the House floor. “Unborn babies are not just a blob of tissue,” Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt added.

The vote comes after the House adopted the rules governing the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act in a 233-287 vote earlier Tuesday afternoon.

Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin disagreed with the bill, calling it “unconstitutional.” She labeled it as a “cruel and ruthless attempt to undermine women,” and added that the act is a crusade against women’s health care.

“The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will protect the voiceless, the vulnerable, and the marginalized. It will protect those children who science has proven can feel pain, and give them a chance to grow and live full and happy lives,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement prior to the vote.

The bill had been introduced multiple times between 2013 and 2016, but failed to pass the Senate each time, falling short of the 60 votes required.

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  • JWB

    If this “bill” is miraculously affirmed in the Senate and is “signed” into law by President Trump, abortion before the twentieth week is still murder. God’s wrath will not be merciful on any involved in this barbaric ritual.

    • misterguru

      I do not call it abortion. i call it baby execution. Changing the terminology to abortion just soft soaps the definition of the act and makes it seem OK. Just like calling babies, fetus’s

      Changing the terminology does not change the act. Murder.

      • JWB

        Greetings guru,
        I concur, the termination of a pregnancy anytime after the moment of conception, God’s gift of a new life, is nothing other than premeditated murder, and I would argue that the definition of “infanticide” should be expanded to include the unborn child at every stage of gestation. I only use the “common” terminology, “abortion” , in hope of capturing the attention, if only briefly, of any individual that may be contemplating this abhorrent act and offering the the opportunity for them to seek, no cry out, to God for His Grace and guidance, as the decision, to willfully take another human life, will have extremely severe and eternal consequences.
        Please Lord, I Pray for the children to be Blessed.
        Best Regards

  • Gregg Parker

    Great pile it up on the Senates to do list… that would be 245..6? Who cares RINO Ryan. Your buddy in the Senate has your back to ensure nothing moves forward but nice job looking conservative before the Primaries! Too little too late RINO!!!!!!

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  • slk5

    almost anything can pass the house, it’s the senate, with the dingbats!!!

  • Kevin Soravilla


  • Praise God!

    But let’s not overlook, under a government built on capricious man-made traditions, this can be and probably will be overturned by a future President or Congress.

    The following example illustrates the disparity between man’s ever-changing standard and Yahweh’s never-changing standard:

    “Two people could have walked down any U.S. street in 1930 – one with a bottle of whiskey under his arm and one with a bar of gold in his pocket, and the one with the whiskey would have been a criminal whereas the one with the bar of gold would have been considered a good law abiding citizen. If the same thing happened in any U.S. city in 1970, the one with the whiskey would be the law abiding citizen and the one with the gold bar would be the criminal.” (W.W. Turner, The Amazing Story of the British Sovereign (Nashville, TN: 1970) p. 4)

    In a mere forty-year period, man’s standard had completely reversed itself. The same transposition of ethics has occurred innumerable times under all governments based upon the traditions of man.

    “…Constitutionalists believe the superiority of the United States juridical system is demonstrated in that even Supreme Court decisions can be overturned and made right by either future Supreme Court justices or by constitutional amendment. But history has proven the opposite is more likely. Furthermore, the injustices that often occur in the interim between a bad decision and a better decision would seldom, if ever, occur in a Biblical court.

    “Nothing demonstrates this fundamental defect better than Roe v. Wade, which constitutionally has provided for an endless number of infants to be murdered. While Christian Constitutionalists wait for the Constitutional Republic’s system to (they hope) correct itself, millions more infants are being murdered. Under Yahweh’s law, not one infant would have been murdered.

    “Even when wrong decisions are overturned, they can be overturned again by a later court. Judicial records expose this capricious tendency of the United States juridical system:

    ‘…law not founded upon absolutes is very dangerous to society. Consider that without absolutes, the Supreme Court has reversed itself over 100 separate times!’28

    “The actual number is more than double this figure….

    “Judicial “standards now change as rapidly as the Justices. This causes an uncertainty for society; and, in fact, often establishes a dubious standard which, in effect, is no standard at all.”30 Unlike the Bible, the Constitution is not an infallible standard. Returning to a more “pure” constitutionalism is not the answer. The answer is found in returning to Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether righteous judgments….”

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  • Duke615

    How in the world did this Rep. Gwen Moore get elected? So now we have women lawmakers who care NOTHING about the unborn. This is different than banning abortions completely. The past-20-weeks’ exclusions are reasonable and medically sound.

  • Steve G.

    Abolish the 2nd amendment after Las Vegas, but continue to deny a baby’s right to life. That about sums it up. The Democrats just want everyone’s right. And no a woman does not have the right to murder her baby.

  • Grace Quetulio Ringor Carag

    Abortion anytime after conception is unquestionably MURDER.

  • Barbara Eastbourne

    I pray that the law passes the Senate.🙏

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    Murder is murder, and there is not one jot of ‘legal’ wrangling that will change that. SCOTUS is already in treason against the populace of this land. Norma McCovey (Jane Roe) petitioned them to have the case reviewed, which is her right, and SCOTUS denied it. I’m strongly in favor of dissolving the DC corporation and replacing it whole with Yahweh’s Torah, in the name of Yeshua.

  • Susan Rachels Proctor

    Oregon passed a bill to allow abortion thru FULL TERM BABIES.

  • Arizona Don

    The legislature has always had the power to stop abortion. The supreme court showed a pathway to do that when they made legal Roe VS Wade. They stated they could not determine at what time life begins and therefore a fetus was not determined to be humane. All the legislature has to do is pass a beginning of life bill. After that time it would become a human and murder as it should be.