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AUL Commends U.S. House for Standing Up for Women and Their Unborn Children with Passage of an Abortion Limit at 5 Months of Pregnancy

“There is a war on women in abortion clinics today, where they are exposed to tremendous risks for profit from a secretive, taxpayer funded, billion-dollar industry,” said AUL’s Dr. Yoest.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-13-15) – Americans United for Life President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the House of Representatives passage of H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”, “long overdue and one of the most commonsense laws under consideration. There is a war on women in abortion clinics today, where they are exposed to tremendous risks for profit from a secretive, taxpayer funded, billion-dollar industry. It’s time to protect women from dangerous conditions and the unborn from a torturous death.”

She continued: “It is fitting that the House of Representatives debated and passed a bill that would protect unborn children from late-term abortion as well as their mothers on the second anniversary of Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s conviction for killing a young woman and countless newborns in his clinic. This debate comes as even the New York Times is reporting on the survival rates of children born early in pregnancy. The humanity of an unborn child combined with the health risks of abortion for women make limiting abortion after 5 months the right thing to do.”

The health risks of abortion to women are severe and become greater the longer a woman is pregnant. Medical research shows that after 2 months of pregnancy, chances of dying from an abortion increase 38 percent each week. At 5 months of pregnancy, a woman is 35 times more likely to die from an abortion than she was in the first trimester and after 21 weeks, a woman is 91 times more likely to die from an abortion than she was in the first trimester.

In fact, the U.S. is so radical in abortion policies that we are 1 of 4 nations out of 195 (along with China, North Korea, and Canada) allowing abortion through all 9 months, for any reason at all, and sometimes with taxpayer funding.

Click here to read H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

Click here to read more about the health risks of abortion for women.