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AUL Calls on U.S. Senate to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Americans United for Life calls on the United States Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.2311). This pro-life, pro-woman bill prohibits abortions beginning at 20 weeks after fertilization, protecting both the unborn child and his or her mother.

Also known as “Micah’s Law,” this legislation passed the House by a 237-189 bipartisan vote and not only provides protections for the unborn child who can feel pain, but also protects mothers from the increased risks associated with later-term abortions.

AUL President & CEO Catherine Glenn Foster urged Senators to vote yes on the bill, noting, “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.

“Just last week, in his history-making remarks to the 2018 March for Life, President Trump once again urged the Senate to send this important legislation to his desk, reminding the nation that the United States is one of only seven nations in the world that allow elective abortion after 20 weeks. President Ronald Reagan once asked: ‘How can we survive as a free nation when some decide that others are not fit to live and should be done away with?’ I agree, and the time is now for us to come together as a nation, to support and protect the most vulnerable among us.”

AUL Action, the legislative action arm of AUL, will favorably score a YES vote on this bill.