Sam Johnson Votes to Stop Late-Term Abortions
Washington, DC – Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) voted in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which protects unborn children, empowers women, and saves lives. Specifically, this bill would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, while allowing for exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is threatened. Additionally, it would provide victims of sexual assault with options for medical and emotional support.
“I believe in the sanctity of Life, which is why I’ve consistently supported legislation to protect the rights of our unborn who cannot speak for themselves,” said Johnson. “That’s why I find it so disturbing that right now America finds itself on the short list of countries – including North Korea, Vietnam, and China – that allow late term-term abortions.”
Johnson continued, “The fact that unborn babies feel pain at the 20-week mark, and that advances in medicine increasingly enable children to survive premature birth, only makes late-term abortions more horrifying. We need to stop this practice. I’m pleased the House passed this important bill, and I hope the new Republican Senate does the right thing by passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and placing it on the President’s desk.”