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The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, SB179, is officially introduced!

by | May 26, 2015

By Chelsea Shields, Legislative/PAC Director, Wisconsin Right to Life

SB179reThe Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has now been officially introduced in the Wisconsin State Legislature.

Wisconsin Right to Life applauds the bill’s sponsors in the State Senate, Senators Lazich, S. Fitzgerald, Farrow, Gudex, LeMahieu, Moulton, Nass, Roth, Stroebel, Vukmir and Wanggaard; and sponsors in the State Assembly, Representatives Kremer, Ballweg, Sanfelippo, Allen, Craig, Edming, Gannon, Horlacher, Hutton, Kapenga, Katsma, Kleefisch, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Murphy, Petersen, Quinn, Rohrkaste, Skowronski, Tittl and Vorpagel.

We look forward to seeing this historic and life-saving legislation passed quickly and signed into law. You can help move this bill forward by contacting your state legislators and urging their support. You can find out who your legislators are (and ways to contact them) by visiting this page.

Substantial medical evidence indicates that unborn children are capable of feeling pain by 20 weeks post-fertilization, at the latest. Abortion methods used at 20 weeks and further into pregnancy, most commonly the D&E method where an unborn child is dismembered limb-by-limb, are extremely painful to the unborn child. In 2013 alone, 89 unborn children were killed by abortion at an age approximately 20 weeks post-fertilization or older, when they were capable of feeling pain.

Unborn babies cannot cry out when they feel pain, so we must be their voice!

Contact your legislators and ask them to pass this bill soon and send it to Governor Walker’s desk!

Categories: Legislation