The GOP caucus in the US House of Representatives has scrapped plans to vote on the HR36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act today -- the day of the March for Life in Washington, DC. HR36 would ban most abortions after five months of pregnancy -- a point at which a baby can feel pain and survive long-term outside the womb.
House leadership has replaced this bill with the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. This is an important bill, which we are glad to see has just passed the House of Representatives by a 242-179 margin. However, this should not replace HR36.
The Daily Signal has more information here: dailysignal.com/2015/01/21/last-second-house-gop-leaders-ditch-effort-pass-bill-limiting-abortion
TAKE ACTION to defend life by calling your US Representative and asking them to support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Click here for a suggested script and contact info.