Voices For Life

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

2016 Presidential Candidates on Late Abortion: Do you know where they stand?




By Karen Cross
National Right to Life Political Director


On May 13, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. H.R. 36 will extend federal protections to unborn children 20 weeks and older, who experience excruciating pain during abortion, and those who are born alive during late abortions. The vote was 242-184. Four Democrats voted in favor, and four Republicans voted against the legislation.

In January, President Obama threatened to veto the legislation, despite widespread public opinion in favor of it.

Where do announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates for the Republican nomination stand on late abortions?




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