Rep. Jim Banks: ‘An Unborn Child is Able to Feel Pain as Early as 20 Weeks’ | Video

October 10

Pro-life members of the House offered clear, medically sound insights into why elective abortions should be ended after a pre-born baby reaches 20 weeks.

Jim Banks is a U.S. Representative and an alumnus of Family Policy Foundation’s Statesmen Academy. He has advocated for such protections his entire career, voting for it as a state lawmaker in Indiana and now as a Congressman.

In a speech on the House floor on Oct. 2, he said the legislation is projected to save between 12,000 and 18,000 lives each year.

“Ten years ago, studies began to emerge proving that an unborn child is able to feel pain as early as 20 weeks post-fertilization,” Banks explained to his House colleagues. “Let’s ensure that all 50 states have protections for vulnerable pain-capable children.”

Today I spoke in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which the House is scheduled to vote on tomorrow.

Posted by Congressman Jim Banks on Monday, October 2, 2017

The bill easily passed the House, but now a more difficult fight begins. Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate on Oct. 5. The bill failed to garner enough support in that chamber twice before in the face of a veto threat by then-President Obama.

But if it passes this time, President Trump has pledged to sign it into law.

Your Senators need to hear from you right away. Urge them to vote for this vital bill to protect innocent lives.

Urge your U.S. Senators to support and vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.