Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote tomorrow on the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006 (H.R. 6099). Until we can end the atrocity of abortion in America, we should at least make it less painful for the innocent victim. Please contact your congressperson.

Excerpts of the bill appear below:

Congress makes the following findings:

(1) At least by 20 weeks after fertilization, an unborn child has the physical structures necessary to experience pain.

(2) There is substantial evidence that by 20 weeks after fertilization, unborn children draw away from certain stimuli in a manner which in an infant or an adult would be interpreted as a response to pain.

(3) Anesthesia is routinely administered to unborn children who have developed 20 weeks or more after fertilization who undergo prenatal surgery.

(4) There is substantial evidence that the abortion methods most commonly used 20 weeks or more after fertilization cause substantial pain to an unborn child , whether by dismemberment, poisoning, penetrating or crushing the skull, or other methods.

(5) Expert testimony confirms that by 20 weeks after fertilization an unborn child may experience substantial pain even if the woman herself has received local analgesic or general anesthesia.

(6) Medical science is capable of reducing such pain through the administration of anesthesia or other pain-reducing drugs directly to the unborn child .

(7) There is a valid Federal Government interest in preventing or reducing the infliction of pain on sentient creatures. Examples of this are laws governing the use of laboratory animals and requiring pain-free methods of slaughtering livestock...

(8) There is a valid Federal Government interest in preventing harm to developing human life at all stages. Examples of this include regulations protecting fetal human subjects from risks of `harm or discomfort' in federally funded biomedical research, 45 C.F.R. 102(i) and 45 C.F.R. 46.201 et seq

3 comments:

Robert said...

That's okay if they feel pain. They're not human. Even if they were, they have no rights until they've been fully removed from the woom.

Dennis said...

Good point, Robert (I know you're being sarcastic :-). One minute this little non-human mass of tissue is sliding through the birth canal and then all of a sudden, as if by magic--POOF!--it becomes a human being with all the rights and privileges appertaining thereto!

But until that magical moment society can feel perfectly free to dismember its little body or jab a sharp object in the back of its little skull and scramble its brains like eggs!

It is amazing how willfully blind people can be! There is really not much difference between this blindness and the blindness of those in the past who would travel to Africa, rip people forever from their homes and families, chain them, beat them, sometimes rape them, sell them like cattle, and force them into a life of hard labor just because their skin was black and their oppressors were greedy and they could pretend that black people were not human (like babies are not human before that "magical moment."

And then they would justify it because the Bible speaks of slavery--as if the biblical author who was addressing issues like crime or war captives would condone the oppression and enslavement of innocent people just because of the victims' skin color and the oppressors' greed! This is about as foreign to biblical teaching as you can get! But when you define black people as not human--like we define unborn babies as not human-you can justify anything.

Robert said...

I repeat my statement.