Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Representative Brad Wenstrup, a cosponsor of the bill, voted in support of the legislation, which passed 228 to 196.
"I firmly believe that all human life is sacred and that life begins at conception. I have always and will always stand to protect the lives of the unborn. The disturbing details that recently came to light surrounding abortion clinics like Kermit Gosnell's and his crimes highlight the need to take action to prevent future atrocities."
Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor, was recently convicted of three counts of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter, and various lesser counts. His abortion clinic was described as a "House of Horrors" by his staff at trial.
"This bill takes steps to protect some of society's most vulnerable: pregnant mothers and the unborn. It would prevent ending the life of unborn children that are capable of feeling pain past 20 weeks of gestation. I am proud to be a cosponsor of H.R. 1797, and hope that the Senate takes up this important bill to further protect life."