Thursday, June 20, 2013

When a Pro-Life Victory Doesn’t Mean You’re Winning

A major story hit the pro-life circuit today. The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 1797), passed the House of Representatives. It imposes a 20-week gestational age limitation on abortion at the point of development purported to be when babies are capable of feeling pain. At the surface this vote appears to be a victory for the pro-life community, but let’s take a closer look to make sure.

At 20 weeks all babies feel pain, yet this legislation has excepted babies conceived in rape and incest as well as including a 'life of the mother' clause. This type of incremental thinking may not be the way to go...

NOTE: this post first appeared on the Catholic Stand blog website.