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Vote Alert: Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks (Point of Pain)

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would protect unborn children by creating a federal ban on abortions after the 20th week of gestation, when scientific evidence suggests the child can feel pain. The proposed law would penalize abortionists who perform an abortion procedure after 20 weeks with up to five years in prison and/or fines.

Even in liberal Europe, most countries ban abortions after the first trimester. While the 20-week ban in the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act falls short of conservatives goals of protecting all the preborn, its passage would protect and save lives.

The House voted on and passed this bill on October 3, 2017, in a roll call vote of 237-189.

To see how your elected officials stack up or other votes that compose the Liberty Score, view our full scorecard here.

Conservative position: YES

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