Did you know that the United States is one of only seven nations in the entire world that still allows abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy? By this time, halfway through pregnancy, the preborn baby feels pain, can acknowledge its mother’s voice, hiccup, and grow hair.
In 1994 at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, Blessed Mother Teresa said:
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.
This week, Students for Life joined several other pro-life and pro-family groups in the “Summer of Life” rallies which call on members of the U.S. Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortion past 20 weeks when the preborn baby has been scientifically proven to feel pain.
The legislation passed in the House over a year ago and now the opportunity falls to the Senate. A huge majority of Americans support this legislation and it needs to be passed immediately.
Abortion at any stage, like Mother Teresa said, is certainly the greatest destroyer of love and peace. While this bill does not outrightly ban abortion, it does take a step in the right direction of protecting these little babies.
How cruel that even the most ardent abortion advocate would stop this legislation, which bans the horrific procedure of tearing apart a child in the womb? The U.S. Senate needs to support this bill immediately.
To contact your Senator and demand they pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, go to www.nrlchapters.org/painpetition.
Watch Kristan Hawkins speak at the rally: