Friday, May 31, 2013

H.R. 1797 - Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act update

Today the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Chaired by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) announced they will hold a markup on H.R. 1797 on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 1 p.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.

Rep. Franks has announced he will amend his bill, the “D.C. Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 1797) to apply nationwide. With this change, the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” will be a national prohibition on aborting pain-capable unborn children after twenty weeks gestation (post-fertilization age). This change is timely in light of the conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and news reports of potentially similar gruesome late abortion providers around the country.

Substitute language in the form of a Manager's Amendment will be offered, Lord willing, during Tuesday’s markup to make the necessary changes to apply the bill nationwide.

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