July 1, 2013

The U.S. House June 18 passed the Pain Capable Unborn Protection Act to prohibit abortion nationwide after 20 weeks of gestation, approximately the stage at which scientists say unborn babies are capable of feeling pain.

The bill passed with a 228-196 vote. Rep. Chris Smith, co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, said only nine nations allow abortion after 14 weeks gestation – Canada, China, Great Britain, North Korea, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Vietnam and the United States.