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Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks
life news ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 06/18/2013 1:05:48 PM PDT by Morgana

President Barack Obama has issued a veto threat of a bill the House of Representatives will vote on tomorrow that would ban abortions from after 20-weeks* all the way to birth.

The White House this afternoon issued a Statement of Administration Policy indicating President Obama’s advisors would recommend that he veto the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act if it were presented for his signature. The SAP containing a veto threat is standard for occasions when the president will almost certainly veto legislation pending in Congress.

The SAP on the late-term abortion ban reads:

The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 1797, which would unacceptably restrict women’s health and reproductive rights and is an assault on a woman’s right to choose. Women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care, and Government should not inject itself into decisions best made between a woman and her doctor.

Forty years ago, the Supreme Court affirmed a woman’s constitutional right to privacy, including the right to choose. This bill is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and shows contempt for women’s health and rights, the role doctors play in their patients’ health care decisions, and the Constitution. The Administration is continuing its efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies, expand access to contraception, support maternal and child health, and minimize the need for abortion. At the same time, the Administration is committed to the protection of women’s health and reproductive freedom and to supporting women and families in the choices they make.

If the President were presented with this legislation, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto this bill.

On Wednesday, a committee passed the bill on a 20-12 vote and the measure now heads to the full House floor where it is expected to receive a debate and vote next week. Republicans are supportive of the measure while Democrats are generally opposed to it.

A recent national poll by The Polling Company found that, after being informed that there is scientific evidence that unborn children are capable of feeling pain at least by 20 weeks, 64% would support a law banning abortion after 20 weeks, unless the mother’s life was in danger. Only 30% said they would oppose such a law.

During the hearing, former abortion practitioner Anthony Levatino told members of the committee the gruesome details of his former abortion practice and how he became pro-life following the tragic automobile accident of his child.

Another bombshell dropped during the hearing came from Dr. Maureen Condic, who is Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She testified that the unborn child is capable of reacting to pain as early as 8-10 weeks. This is when most abortions in America take place.

The committee also saw graphic pictures of babies who were killed by Douglas Karpen, who is considered the second Kermit Gosnell.

After the subcommittee vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797), Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican who is the bill sponsor, told LifeNews: “I understand the unfortunate reality that today’s markup will be surrounded by some degree of controversy. But we, as a nation, find ourselves at a point at which we don’t offer unborn children even the most basic protections — even protections we extend to animals and property.”

Franks added: “The trial of Kermit Gosnell exposed late abortions for what they really are: relocated infanticide. I pray we use this as a ‘teachable moment,’ in the words of President Obama, and can agree that, at the very least, we are better than dismembering babies who can feel every excruciating moment. I look forward to the bill’s moving on the full Judiciary Committee and to an eventual vote on this necessary, common-sense measure.”

Congressman Franks believes the national abortion ban is timely in light of the conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and news reports of potentially similar gruesome late abortion practitioners around the country.

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“I know when the subject is related in any way to abortion, the doors of reason and human compassion in our minds and hearts often close, and the humanity of the unborn can no longer be seen. But I pray we can at least come together to agree that we can and should draw the line at the point that these innocent babies can feel the excruciating pain of these brutal procedures,” he said.

H.R. 1797 contains congressional findings of fact regarding the medical evidence that unborn children experience pain at least by 20 weeks “post-fertilization age,” or the start of the sixth month. The bill generally bars abortion after that point, with an exception that applies when an acute physical condition endangers the life of the mother.

* 20 weeks post-fertilization age (“fetal age”) is equivalent to “22 weeks of pregnancy” in the widely employed “LMP” dating system.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; obama; prolife
Yep. No "punishment" for his daughters.
1 posted on 06/18/2013 1:05:48 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Barry the Baby killer.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 1:06:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: Morgana

he’s pro-infanticide, of course he’s not for this restriction.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 1:07:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Morgana

He needs to be consistent with his Illinois state voting record.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 1:08:45 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Morgana
"his senior advisors"

Can't this *^#@#!%^ make a freaking decision on his own???

5 posted on 06/18/2013 1:09:21 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Morgana

I believe as a state senator, Hussein 0bama backed “Post Birth Abortion” AKA infanticide. If he is not the antiCHRIST, he is definitely the most evil scum i ever want to see!


6 posted on 06/18/2013 1:10:01 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: Morgana

islamist determination to kill ever more Americans.


7 posted on 06/18/2013 1:10:17 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Morgana

So make the a-hole veto it. Has he vetoed anything?


8 posted on 06/18/2013 1:11:01 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Morgana
Wouldn't it be great, assuming that Obama manages to hang on, if we got conservative veto-proof majorities in both Houses next year, and could shove legislation like this in HomObama's face non-stop?

I can dream.

9 posted on 06/18/2013 1:12:28 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana

All this to avoid the wrath of militant fang-tooth feminazis who see abortion as their liberation from evil men.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 1:12:37 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: subterfuge
Has he vetoed anything?

Most presidents don't have to. Just the threat of a veto makes it unlikely to make it to the President's desk at all.

11 posted on 06/18/2013 1:13:45 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Abortion is not Healthcare.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 1:24:00 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Morgana

The devil is waiting patiently for this piece of excrement.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 1:28:56 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Morgana

He’ll do what he is told to do by his handlers.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 1:34:59 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Morgana
Ain't no way the democrat party is going to stop or even slow down the rate at which they're exterminating black folks now that they've managed to make it into an industrial scale process. They've been dedicated to getting rid of black folks,"bog Irish", and the other groups they consider to be trash ever since they lost the Civil War.

Sanger and her pals were making speeches at KKK rallies promising to wipe out all the "undesirables" and they're still dedicated to the same eugenics policies the Nazis adopted from American eugenics authors and laws.

15 posted on 06/18/2013 1:35:21 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Morgana

Silly Obama! If he waits twenty weeks, the bill will already be law!

Couldn’t resist.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 1:51:25 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Morgana

Obama has the blood of Satan flowing through him~


17 posted on 06/18/2013 2:05:24 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: Morgana

Maybe Obama would allow a abortion bill that says from inception to age 2 after birth. That way, a woman’s right to kill an inconvenient child would be increased and her right to choose expanded. Of course the biological father has no say on any span of time as he is just the sperm doner and non involved. Have I adequately summarized the current liberal view?


18 posted on 06/18/2013 2:08:53 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Morgana

Stick it in with a “must-pass”, like defense appropriations or better yet, DoE appropriations.

If you want their heads to explode, tack it on to the next anti-gun bill that comes down the pike.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 2:50:16 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Morgana

Decision between a woman and her doctor? The woman rarely meets the doctor until her feet are in the stirrups with the vacuum jar next to her. All the “counseling” is done by the abortion saleswomen who present the woman with only one “choice,” while endeavoring to meet their clinic’s abortion “quotas.” I wonder if they win a trip to Hawaii for exceeding their goals?


20 posted on 06/18/2013 3:20:44 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: informavoracious

YUP , her only “choice” is Visa , Mastercard or cash...


21 posted on 06/18/2013 4:41:20 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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