ICYMI: Congressman Johnson: Protect the value of life, women, and unborn babies

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Washington, June 18, 2013 | comments

Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) delivered the following remarks on the U.S. House Floor urging his colleagues to support H.R. 1797, “The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” 


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Remarks as prepared for delivery:

“Today we will move one step closer to banning late-term abortions by supporting H.R. 1797, ‘The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.’

“You know, late-term abortion is not rare.

“I was dismayed and disheartened to hear of the horrors from the Kermit Gosnell trial.  Worse, this past month in my homestate of Texas, formed employees of abortionist Douglas Karpen alleged he killed babies born alive. 

“These acts are inexcusable, immoral and unjustifiable.

“It’s time we got rid of this gruesome and barbaric procedure to prevent future cases like Gosnell and Karpens once and for all.

“The procedure is not only unethical, but also unessential.

“There is extensive evidence that the unborn babies aborted in this manner are alive until the end of the procedure and fully experience the pain associated with the procedure.

“We must to the right thing today. We must ban late-term abortion.  I urge my colleagues to support H.R. 1797 and protect the value of life, women and unborn babies.”

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