Gibbs' Statement on H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Gibbs applauded his colleagues on the passage of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
H.R. 36 protects unborn children from abortion if they are capable of feeling pain. At 20 weeks, an unborn child has developed all of the systems and physical characteristics required to feel pain. With exceptions to cases in which the mother’s life is in danger, the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest with a minor, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will prevent abortion of unborn children at 20 weeks or later.
“The horror revealed in the Kermit Gosnell trial show just how precious every life is. I am proud to support H.R. 36 and have always supported the rights of unborn children. We as a nation must recognize our responsibility to protect the most vulnerable among us.” said Gibbs. “I commend my colleagues for passing H.R. 36 and providing a voice for those that can not yet speak.”