Skip to comments.House Democrats Vote Down Late-Term Abortion Ban
Posted on 08/02/2012 3:21:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
The House voted this week on a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803) required a two-thirds vote, but fell short after 148 Democrats and 6 Republicans voted in opposition. H.R. 3803 would have been a significant pro-life victory in a city that is wildly pro-abortion. Via Life News:
The Council of the District of Columbia, employing authority delegated by Congress, repealed the entire D.C. abortion law. Thus, in the nations capital, abortion is currently legal for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.
The bill, sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, was approved by the House Judiciary Committee In the bill, Congress adopts findings that by 20 weeks after fertilization (if not earlier), the unborn child has the capacity to experience great pain. (This is equivalent to 22 weeks in the alternate LMP or weeks of pregnancy dating system used by ob-gyns and abortion providers.) The bill prohibits abortion after that point, except when an acute physical condition endangers the life of the mother. Johnson says seven states have already enacted very similar legislation; no court orders have blocked enforcement of any of those laws.
The vote follows a new poll released by the National Right to Life Committee and commissioned by the Polling Company. The poll found 63% of all respondents, and 70% of women respondents, favor banning abortion after the point where the unborn child can feel pain. Another 58% of all respondents, and 62% of women respondents, would be more likely to vote for a Member of Congress who votes to ban abortion after 22 weeks gestation in the District of Columbia.
In addition to recent polling, banning abortion after 20 weeks was recently deemed constitutional by a federal judge in Arizona . U.S. District Judge James Teilborg cited the pain felt by unborn children in his justification for siding with the law passed by Arizonas legislature. Given its general incompetence, it is tough to imagine DC's local government following Arizona's lead anytime soon.
This post was authored by Townhall.com editorial intern Kyle Bonnell
The RNC needs to make an add showing these DEMOCRAT voters as being racist. DC is mostly black and this would apply to the District only. Obviously the plan is to abort more black babies!
Any word on the six Republicrats? They need to be ‘targeted’ for defeat!
Why do DemocRats hate babies.
I haven’t understood why the GOP (I know, I know...IF they cared to use their backbone) doesn’t use science against the Dems?!
Since a baby is a genetically uniquely ‘being’, it falls within the status of a Person and afforded all the same Rights of ‘..Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...’.
Let ‘em try to justify why those Rights begin at birth when their own God of Science says it’s a Person at conception
Some lib I brought that up to said “a wart has different DNA than the person it’s on, and it’s not a person”.