Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Pittenger: Ban late-term abortion

Oct 3, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER:  AMERICA JOINS OPPRESSIVE REGIMES IN ALLOWING ELECTIVE LATE-TERM ABORTIONS

 

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) urged Congress to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which would ban late-term elective abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization.

“America has always been a beacon for human rights,” said Congressman Pittenger.  “Yet according to a 2014 report by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the U.S. is among just seven countries that permit elective abortion past twenty weeks.

“These countries include China and North Korea.  Our nation suffers an egregious offense to be listed with North Korea and China, two oppressive regimes that show no respect for human life or human rights, in allowing the killing of these precious babies as they endure these cruel abortions.  This bill is important as we speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.”

Click here for full video of Congressman Pittenger’s speech in support of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. 

Congressman Pittenger was one of the first Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and has fought for passage as an active Member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus.  A vote on H.R. 36 is expected late Tuesday afternoon.

 

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