“Americans United for Life is encouraged by the House of Representatives’ passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act this afternoon. Not only does this legislation provide protections for the unborn child who can feel pain, but it also protects mothers from the increased risks associated with later-term abortions. Research shows that a woman seeking an abortion at 20 weeks (five months) is 35 times more likely to die from an abortion than she was in the first trimester. This risk continues to increase exponentially as the pregnancy progresses, due to both the development and growth of the unborn child, as well as the physical changes a woman’s body undergoes in preparation for delivery. We applaud Speaker Paul Ryan, Rep. Trent Franks, and House leaders for passing this important legislation that protects both mothers and their unborn children from the harms of abortion.” — President and CEO of Americans United for Life Catherine Glenn Foster