Labrador-Sponsored Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act Passes House


Idaho Congressman Raúl Labrador Tuesday voted in favor of House Resolution 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill, co-sponsored by Labrador, prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of conception, with limited exceptions. Supporters say that there is substantial medical evidence that the 20-week mark, fetuses can feel pain. Labrador, who is strongly pro-life, says that we have a moral obligation to minimize pain and suffering. At the 20-week mark, anesthesia is used in fetal surgeries for patients still in utero and premature babies born at this stage are given special care to reduce any pain.

 The United States is one of only seven countries that allow abortions after 20 weeks.