WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2017) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today released the following statement after the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). The bill protects the unborn through prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and provides solutions that address the pain caused by all who are touched by abortion.
“This is about the values that define us as Americans. We see potential in every life—and that includes the unborn,” said McMorris Rodgers. “The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is life-affirming legislation that shows compassion for the baby and the mother and acknowledges that every life has the right to reach its full potential.”
NOTE: In 2015, Rep. McMorris Rodgers was co-chair of the March for Life. Right before the March, the decision was made to pull the 2015 pain-capable bill from the floor. At the March for Life, the Congresswoman publicly committed to the group that it would be passed out of the House before the end of the year. Thanks to her leadership, the bill came the floor and passed.
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