Rep. Rick Allen Votes to Protect Life

Supports Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today supported H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Research shows this is the point at which unborn children are capable of feeling pain. Allen, a cosponsor of the measure, released the following statement after the legislation passed the House:

“We have a responsibility to defend innocent lives of the most vulnerable, and that’s exactly what the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act does. This bill protects unborn children from abortion after five months, the point at which they have the ability to experience pain. I will always fight for the right to life and am grateful the House approved this bill to stop painful late-term abortions, save lives, and give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.”

According to multiple public polls, including surveys conducted by Quinnipiac, Washington Post, and Huffington Post, a majority of Americans support a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

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