Obama Threatens to Veto Late-Term Abortion Ban
June 19, 2013
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (PCUCPA) is slated to challenge Roe v. Wade which legalized abortions at the time at the fetus becomes “viable” – or before 24 weeks of gestation.
The Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) states that there is “a wealth of anatomical, behavioral and physiological evidence shows that the developing unborn child (i.e., the human fetus) is capable of experiencing tremendous pain by 20 weeks post-fertilization.”
The House of Representatives voted in favor of the abortion ban, stating that there would be a national ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The Obama administration has stated that the president will veto the PCUCPA because the legislation “would unacceptably restrict women’s health and reproductive rights and is an assault on a woman’s right to choose.”
House Representative Trent Franks, champion of the bill to ban late-term abortions, changed the language of the legislation to include the entire country after the exposure of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and the murder of 3 babies born alive during abortion procedures.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the antiabortion political action committee Susan B. Anthony List, remarked about Franks’ bill, saying: “The abortion industry nationwide is rife with the brutality and abuse revealed during the Kermit Gosnell trial. It is imperative that we examine how the scourge of late-term abortion impacts women, children, abortion-industry employees and our communities.”
Last May, Live Action , a pro-life organization, claims to be “a new media movement dedicated to ending abortion and building a culture of life.” Live Action has morphed to expose and “educate the public about the humanity of the pre-born child and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless.”
Lila Rose, president of Live Action, explained that this exposure was the fruition of a year’s worth of recordings to reveal “the truly gruesome, illegal, and inhuman practices going on inside many of America’s abortion clinics.”
This activist group released short undercover films wherein abortion “professionals” were discussing late-term abortions and what their clinic’s procedure for dealing with a fetus that survives; including how they ensure the child dies.
An abortion counselor, employed at Dr. Emily Women’s Health Center , was caught on the video recalling an instance when a baby was born alive, breathing and then put into “a container – like a jar” and submerged in a toxic solution to kill the baby.
The counselor said: “The solution will make it stop. It’s not going to be moving around in the jar. … That’s the whole purpose of the solution.”
At another clinic, when asked about how the clinicians deal with a baby born alive, the head doctor replied: “Technically — you know, legally, we would be obligated to help it, you know, to survive. But, you know, it probably wouldn’t.”
Rose states that babies are killed when born alive quite often and this reality is not publically known. She said in a statement regarding the released films: “The gruesome and inhuman practices exposed in Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ are business as usual for the abortion industry in America.”
Ninety-five Congressmen are standing with Franks to restrict abortions in America.
Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked by mainstream media reporters about her stance on the morality of late-term abortions.
Pelosi believes that there is no difference between an abortion preformed after 23 weeks and one preformed before that time.
Shockingly, Pelosi said that while late-term abortions performed by Dr. Kermit Gosnell “was reprehensible and everybody condemned it. For [the HIC] to decide to disrespect the judgment a woman makes about her reproductive health is reprehensible.”
In a turn of speak, Pelosi called the HIC reprehensible for making abortion illegal.
Pelosi asserted to the reporter: “I’m going to tell you something. As the mother of five children, my oldest child was six years old the day I brought my fifth child home from the hospital. As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when you talk about this. I don’t think it should have anything to do with politics, and that’s where you’re taking it, and I’m not gonna go there.”
To Pelosi, the difference between what Gosnell did and late-term abortions was reduced to a technicality and arbitrary distinction instead of an acknowledgement of murder.