U.S. House Vote On 20 Week Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Set for Today

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 36, the 20 Week Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

If enacted, the bill would ban abortions at 20 weeks gestation and later because of the barbarity of dismembering or otherwise ending the life of a baby in the womb that can feel pain.

“We have been advocating for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act since Nebraska passed similar legislation in 2009,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “This new law may not end abortion, but it will end some abortions and will save thousands of lives.”

In 2009, Nebraska late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart was looking for a new place to conduct late-second and third trimester abortions after the Wichita, Kansas, abortion facility where he had worked closed. Carhart vowed to take his late-term abortion business to his home state of Nebraska, but the state legislature blocked his plans with the passage of the popular 20-week abortion ban later that year.

After grisly revelations surfaced during the 2013 abortion/murder trial of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was aborting late-second and third trimester babies alive only to murder them by snipping their spinal cords with surgical scissors, Rep. Trent Franks led the effort to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act nationally.

In 2015, Newman was arrested along with seven other pro-life leaders during a peaceful sin-in at former House Speaker John Boehner’s office in protest of Boehner’s incessant delays in bringing the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to a vote.

The House is expected to pass the measure, and send it on to the Senate where its future is less certain since it will take 60 votes to pass the Senate.

Pres. Donald Trump, in keeping a campaign promise, has already announced he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk.

According to a Quinnipiac Poll, 60% of Americans support federal legislation limiting abortions after 20 weeks, while only 33% oppose.

“There is no reason for the vote on the 20 Week Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to be merely a ‘show vote’ that ends up dying in the Senate’s quicksand. The vast majority of the American people support this life-saving legislation, and Democrats should come on board in support, especially if they are up for re-election in 2018,” said Newman. “Late-term abortions are so unpopular that vote against this bill could induce political suicide next year.”

Please contact your Representative now and voice support for H.R. 36, the 20 Week Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. (Please contact them right now. Debate is set to begin at Noon, Eastern time.)

Contact your U.S. Representative.

Also, please start putting pressure on your Senators now, since they will also be voting soon on H.B. 36!

Contact your Senators.

  • Steve Dolyniuk

    There should be NO Abortions after the 2nd week of pregnancy. These women who use abortion as a birth control measure should be put to sleep permanently. Yeah, I know they say “MY BODY” I can do what I want with it, however they are too dumb to realize their body is on loan to them from God, therefore, it is not their body.

  • downs1

    Abortion at any age is despicable! If the mother’s life is at stake, that is a different story, but simple abortion on demand because it is “unwanted” goes against everything in God’s plan. There is no difference between sacrificing a live baby on a pagan altar and wantonly killing a living child in its mother’s womb. Lawmakers who play with human life are nothing but miserable politicians, they are certainly not Statesmen who believe in and follow the Constitution; you remember: The right to ‘life’, liberty and the pursuit of happiness . . .”

  • Sandra Holstein

    I support H R 36!! Whatever happened to birth control and safe sex??

  • disqus_MZe2ymfHQj

    You would think that leaders of the greatest nation on earth would know, it’s only great because in the past we acknowledged God and taught his will. Now we murder babies and wonder why we are suffering so many disasters and
    evil shootings, then have a moment of silence because we are ashamed
    to speak the name of God’s son ( JESUS ) because we may offend some
    heathen and their idol. God will not honor prayer from anyone that does not honor the SON.

  • Nedd Kareiva

    Can the 60 vote filibuster in the Senate, pass by simple majority & we’ll get this bill over to Trump’s desk in short order. The 60 vote threshold needs to be abolished.

  • Bert

    Spot – on!

  • At 20 weeks? I am disgusted about this. There should be no abortion…period!!! When you set forth even 2o week pain protection act and not stop it all together, God will not be pleased. Mankind needs to get their act together and realize that when God talks about loving others, its not just at times of disaster, but at all times…that includes loving those unborn babies. If man does not begin to obey Gods Commandments and truly love him, His wrath will come. Obeying those Commandments are important, including the one that says, thou shalt not commit murder. Do we as a nation really think we’re going to get away from Gods instructions by doing just a few kind things and then forget about it as time goes on…I don’t think so. Those Commandments are a way of life and helps us to live right. Why in the world do we see what is going on in this world right now…its because we are sinners and need to change. Those that are desperate to become dictators and not wanting to change, are not only bringing evil closer to our lives, but also bringing Gods wrath closer and faster to their lives as well. There is so much more I could say on this subject, but, I will only say…Gods will be done.

  • Steve, I could not have said it any better. Their body is on loan to them from God. Very good point.


    That’s the biggest problem we have in AMERICA today, everybody is so obsessed with doing there own thing, and so called “free love” that goes way back to before the 60s, no one wants to be responsible and use protection, or the’re just not strong enough to abstain, and lets not forget all those horndog businessmen, and politicians aka, bill clinton, JFK, etc, that have that cute little thing on the side, not letting there wives know of course, that want to keep that option open, [just in case], so honestly that’s what where really fighting, a sick and perverted generation that can’t keep there minds out of there crotch, S.M.H.


    I wonder if President Trump can do it by executive order?

  • Mary

    Liberals just love murdering unborn babies.

  • scrdhrt2@cox.net

    Fred Sokol, Rocky River, Ohio – Pro Lifer at Preterm-Cleveland abortion


    H.R. 36

    I do not support H.R. 36, the 20 Week Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/36

    FOR ONCE, H.R. 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is PASSED IT WILL STILL CONTINUE to ALLOW unborn BOYS AND GIRLS UNDER 20 WEEKS in America to be aborted and killed. DO WE WANT THAT?

    I SUPPORT H.R. 586

    Rather, I SUPPORT passage of H.R.586 – Sanctity of Human Life Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/586 that partially states, “(2) each human life begins with fertilization, cloning, or its equivalent, at which time every human has all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood; and (3) Congress, each state, the District of Columbia, and each U.S. territory have the authority to protect all human lives.” – AND IS WHAT YOU PRO LIFERS WANT.

    WHY I SUPPORT H.R. 586

    For after more than 44 years of unlimited and mostly unenforced abortion
    laws passed by politicians in States across the United States – what has it
    gotten us?

    SIXTY MILLION http://www.numberofabortions.com/ unborn boys and girls have been aborted and killed since January, 1973 – when Roe v. Wade was “judicially not legislatively” passed legalizing unlimited abortion throughout America http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/410/113.html.


    In my opinion support for H.R. 36 is a distraction by politicians and the politicians laugh at you pro lifers and think we are morons. They think they can tell us what WE THE PEOPLE – YOU PRO LIFERS want.

    Rest assured you do not want H.R. 36 Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that once passed will still allow abortion of unborn children under 20 weeks. RATHER, IT IS TIME TO SHUT DOWN “ALL ABORTION” IN AMERICA NOW with passage of H.R. 586.


    I suggest you call your politicians and to tell them SUPPORT AND PASS H.R.586 – Sanctity of Human Life Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/586 TO OUTLAW ABORTION throughout the United
    States. Thank You

    God Bless You and Your Family
    Fred Sokol, Rocky River, Ohio – Pro Lifer at Preterm-Cleveland abortion

  • Thechla

    Of course our goal is to end abortions. One super critical reason H.B.36 is so important in addition to those mentioned is that this will prevent the selling of the tissue and organs of more fully developed babies. I pray for this curse against mankind to soon end. Pray for the power of good to overcome evil.

  • Vivavox

    Support both

  • Ed Anderson

    I agree. 20 weeks or 20 milliseconds, it’s still murdering a precious human being. What happened to the “Life at Conception Act.”