Today CV President Brian Burch joined a group of national pro-life leaders in releasing a joint statement urging House Republican Leadership to schedule a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
“Today marks three months since a scheduled vote on landmark pro-life legislation, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, was delayed by the House GOP.
“This legislation protects women and their unborn children after 20 weeks, or 5 months of pregnancy, from painful and dangerous late-term abortions. It is a simple, compassionate proposal supported by a large majority of Americans, including women and young people.
“The babies and mothers being targeted by the late-term abortion industry have waited long enough for protection. We call on the House GOP to schedule an immediate vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
“The Senate stands ready to take up this legislation. A vote on this popular, modest bill will serve as a benchmark as to whether the House GOP is serious about protecting unborn babies and women.”
Leaders signing on to this statement include:
Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List
Brian Burch, President, CatholicVote.org
Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
Penny Young Nance, CEO and President, Concerned Women for America
Jeanne Mancini, President, March for Life
Janet Morana, Co-Founder, Silent No More Awareness Campaign
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO, Americans United for Life
Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America
Dr. Russell Moore, President, Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
A November 2014 poll from Quinnipiac found that 60 percent of Americans, including 56 percent of Independents and 46 percent of Democrats, support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. To date, 14 states have enacted Pain-Capable laws.
To date, fourteen declared and potential GOP presidential candidates have signed on in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.