Archive for the ‘Fetal pain’ Category

US House passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act!!!

Here is the LifeNews story on this development. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/06/18/congress-passes-bill-banning-late-term-abortions-after-20-weeks/ Richard M.

NY Times article on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Here is a link to an interesting article in today’s New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/18/us/politics/undaunted-by-2012-elections-republicans-embrace-anti-abortion-agenda.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 The article discusses the pending House consideration of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, although the article available on-line doesn’t manage to mention the title of the proposed bill until the 24th paragraph. The article is all about what the Times can only understand […]

House Committee passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

The House Judiciary Committee passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/06/u-s-house-judiciary-committee-approves-nationwide-protection-for-pain-capable-unborn-children-20-to-12/ The Act would provide protection for unborn children capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks after fertilization. The full House is expected to take up the bill next week. Richard M.

Guttmacher Institute Updates Summary of US Abortion Laws

The Guttmacher Institute, a research organization started by Planned Parenthood, has updated its annual survey of abortion laws in the United States.  You can view it here.  I occasionally dispute the characterization of a law, but find it to be a good starting point for research.

Rep. Franks introduces legislation to ban abortion in DC at 20 weeks

Here is the opening of a recent LifeNews.com story about a bill (The DC Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act) that was introduced to ban abortion in DC after 20 weeks. “Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, has introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn […]

Idaho’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act held unconstitutional

Here is a link to a federal district opinion invalidating Idaho’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  http://howappealing.law.com/McCormackVsHearn-DIdaho-030613.pdf Here is a link to a National Right to Life News story on the decision. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/03/judge-overturns-idahos-pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act-opening-the-door-to-an-eventual-hearing-before-the-supreme-court/ Richard M.