What is disgraceful is that we have a "leader" with ginormous moral turpitude living in the White house. (See the The Family Research Council report below which also rips Planned Parenthood.) Meanwhile, CBN News offers the following coverage: "Pain Capable Bill Passes First Legislative Hurdle"
WASHINGTON -- A bill to protect unborn babies older than 20 weeks has passed its first hurdle.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Wednesday evening, 242 to 184. Almost every Republican voted for it and almost every Democrat against it.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, trumpeted the act as being quite consequential.
"H.R. 36 is the most pro-life legislation ever to come before this body," the top Republican said of the bill.
During heated debate before the vote, Democrats and Republicans took up familiar positions.
Many Democrats said they had to protect America's women and those women's right to make their own medical decisions. Republicans said they had to protect the most unprotected of classes: America's unborn children.
"We have no higher obligation than to speak out for those who can't speak for themselves, to defend the defenseless," Boehner stated on the House floor. "And that's what this bill does."
Bill sponsor Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., said, "We have given these little babies less legal protection from unnecessary cruelty than the protection we have given farm animals under the Federal Humane Slaughter Act."
Democrats avoided talking about the babies, but concentrated on women who get abortions.