April 09, 2019

Graham Chairs Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Hearing

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today spoke on the importance of protecting unborn children by passing legislation he introduced, The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

  • GRAHAM: “[The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act] would provide common-sense protections for unborn children at 20 weeks after fertilization, a point at which there is significant scientific evidence that abortion inflicts tremendous pain on the unborn child.” https://youtu.be/bsWDaleLSx4?t=22
  • GRAHAM: “America is at her best when she is standing up for the least among us. We know that an unborn child at the twentieth week of pregnancy can feel pain. In fact, anesthesia is administered directly to the unborn child in second trimester fetal surgery.” https://youtu.be/bsWDaleLSx4?t=57
  • GRAHAM: “If medical science tells us that the baby is well-developed at five months… developed enough to feel excruciating pain in a procedure to save the baby’s life, then we should have restrictions on abortion. You can only imagine the pain that comes from dismemberment.” https://youtu.be/bsWDaleLSx4?t=119
  • GRAHAM: “The bill focuses on the abortion provider, not the mother. There can be no prosecution of the woman; the penalties will lie against the abortionist. And it is a simple concept: at five months, abortion on demand will stop. You will have exceptions for the life of the mother and pregnancies that occur from rape and incest.” https://youtu.be/bsWDaleLSx4?t=188
  • GRAHAM: “These are emotional issues, but the country needs to come to grips with the reality of 2019. In 2019, because of the advancement of medical science, we know an unborn child in the fifth month of the birthing process can recognize sounds, has ten fingers and ten toes, can stretch, can yawn, and can feel pain. It is up to people in legislative bodies to come to their aid and prevent an excruciating death and have exceptions that make sense.”  https://youtu.be/bsWDaleLSx4?t=222

Click here to watch Graham’s full remarks