According to LifeSite News, President Trump "strongly supports" a new bill protecting pain-capable babies from abortion.
“The United States is currently out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only seven out of 198 nations allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy,” claimed an official statement from the Trump administration.
"The administration strongly supports H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and applauds the House of Representatives for continuing its efforts to secure critical pro-life protections," it reads.
The House of Representatives just passed a bill that will ban most abortions that take place after 20 weeks. It's not expected to pass through the United States Senate, however, where it will need at least 60 votes to pass.
"The bill, if enacted into law, would help to facilitate the culture of life to which our Nation aspires," reads the White House statement, according to LifeSite. It will "promote a science-based approach to unborn life, as recent advancements have revealed that the physical structures necessary to experience pain are developed within 20 weeks of fertilization."
In a story attacking Donald Trump for his pro-life position, CNN wrote that Trump has actually supported this law since before he won the election. Not only that, Vice President Mike Pence also supports the bill and is a vocal opponent of abortion. Donald Trump has also appointed Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court, which defenders of life knew was a clear judicial victory.
CNN reports that pro-abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood are very opposed to the bill, writing that any such pro-like measures are "dangerous" and "out of touch legislation."
"This dangerous, out-of-touch legislation is nothing more than yet another attempt to restrict women's access to safe, legal abortion," Planned Parenthood Action Fund said online. "20-week bans are unconstitutional. 20-week bans are a clear attempt to erode Roe v. Wade. In fact, 20-week ban proponents are outspoken about their goal to challenge the 1973 Supreme Court decision protecting a woman's right to safe and legal abortion."
However, proponents of the legislation have taken a different point of view. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced last week that the legislation "will respect the sanctity of life and stop needless suffering."
"It will protect those children who science has proven can feel pain, and give them a chance to grow and live full and happy lives," McCarthy's statement said. "We have an obligation to speak and defend for those who can't speak for themselves."
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