Today Congressman Kevin Brady released the following statement as the U.S. House of Representatives acted to shield unborn children from excruciating pain or a near-birth abortion.
"This is a human rights issue. Whether you are pro-choice or strongly pro-life, as I am, most Americans agree that when a baby can feel pain or can live outside the mother's womb than the baby deserves the chance to live their life."
"With today's medical technology, at five months of pregnancy these infants are within a few weeks of being able to live outside the womb with no lifelong disabilities. They have well developed arms and legs, can be soothed by their mother's voice and can feel the excruciating pain of an abortion procedure designed to take their lives. They must be protected."
In 2013 a similar bill passed the House, but was not considered in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Rep. Brady added, "As adoptive parents, my wife and I have a wonderful family because two women in two different, difficult circumstances chose life."