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Minnesota Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks on Babies Who Feel Pain
life news ^ | Bill Poehler

Posted on 03/20/2014 9:20:30 PM PDT by Morgana

Legislation to stop abortions after the point at which the unborn child can feel pain was introduced in the Minnesota Senate today. The measure would prohibit the killing of innocent unborn children at 20 weeks from conception.

“For far too long, Minnesota’s abortionists have been inflicting unconscionable suffering on unborn babies by killing them when they are already extraordinarily developed and pain-sensitive,” explained Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL). “It is illegal to treat animals in such a brutal way; this bill will finally protect unborn children at 20 weeks and older from the torturous pain of abortion.”

ultrasound4d11The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S.F. 2841 / H.F. 2927, is authored by Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point. The Senate measure is co-authored by Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville; Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake; Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City; and Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer. The initiative is modeled after a law first enacted in Nebraska in 2010 and subsequently by nine other states, which prohibits abortions after 20 weeks from conception. The legislation is different from an Arizona law that was challenged in court by the abortion industry and struck down last year.

Overwhelming anatomical, behavioral and physiological evidence confirms that the developing unborn child is capable of experiencing tremendous pain by 20 weeks post-fertilization. This evidence did not exist when the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision removed all protections for unborn children and established abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy.

The most common abortion procedure used at 20 weeks is dilation and evacuation (D & E), which involves dismembering the unborn child. The abortionist uses forceps to tear apart the fetus in the womb, and then reassembles the arms, legs, torso and head to ensure that no parts of the unborn child’s body have been left inside the woman.

“People on both sides of the abortion debate should agree that the gratuitous suffering of the unborn child is incompatible with a humane and civilized society,” Fischbach said. “MCCL calls upon all state legislators to support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: abortion; minnesota; prolife

1 posted on 03/20/2014 9:20:30 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Hard to believe—something FOR the nasty, rotten old non-human in mother’s womb???


2 posted on 03/20/2014 9:27:23 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Morgana

Link to Minnesota legislators:

http://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/districtfinder.aspx


3 posted on 03/20/2014 9:30:32 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Morgana

At any length of gestation, abortion should have the same societal acceptance as eating dogs.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 9:34:22 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: Morgana

Who the heck is this Minnesota Bill ?
I keep seeing his name time & time again.
He seems pretty powerful, but I can’t seem to find any photos of him.
Is he running for office ?
Does he hold office ?
Is he like George Soros and manipulates in the background ?
Is he related to Minnesota Fats ?
Is he related to Buffalo Bill ?
In any case, this guy sure causes a lot of trouble.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 10:02:55 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: Morgana

So it would be OK to kill a 36-week fetus if you used anesthesia?


6 posted on 03/20/2014 10:10:45 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Morgana

They’ll resort to disconnecting their tiny little brain stems to support their agenda.

It’d be fitting if they had their own spinal cord removed, in an experiment and trials, to prove their theory..


7 posted on 03/21/2014 2:20:59 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Morgana
They'll resort to disconnecting their tiny little brain stems to support their agenda.

It'd be fitting if they had their own spinal cord removed, in an experiment and trials, to prove their theory..


8 posted on 03/21/2014 2:25:26 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: AZLiberty

Don’t give the left any ideas PLEASE!


9 posted on 03/21/2014 7:05:27 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

This 20 week timeframe approximates the concept of the quickening, which has a very long past, including Judaic and other ancient cultures.

The idea is that the child’s body is made ready to receive its soul, which then enters it and creates the fetus. Traditionally, this is indicated by the kicking of the child (the quickening). At that point, per ancient tradition, it is a human being, and killing it is murder.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 11:23:38 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Morgana

We are at war. Against man-hating self-loathing raging fang-tooth feminazis who see a baby as patriarchal oppression.


11 posted on 03/22/2014 8:01:54 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: AZLiberty

I suspect the point of the specification of capable of experiencing pain is two-fold: first it fits with the little considered aspects of the actual decision in Roe v. Wade that actually (at least in theory) allow restrictions on abortion in cases where a compelling state interest overcomes the “right of privacy” that SCOTUS conjured out of the Constitution (as compelling state interests can allow limits even on explicitly enumerated rights), and second it provides an exception for later abortions in the case of anencephaly (which doubtless the pro-abortion side flogged as a counterargument to the measure).


12 posted on 03/22/2014 9:18:58 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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