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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham votes to defend life by passing Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

October 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., voted in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks. The bill passed the House on Tuesday.

Dr. Abraham cosponsored the bill earlier this year. He is a staunch supporter of the Pro-Life movement.

Dr. Abraham delivered a speech on the House floor prior to the vote that urged his fellow members to support the bill. The speech can be viewed here.

“As a doctor, I believe in defending life at all stages. I've heard a child's heart beat at six weeks old. Babies can feel pain at 20 weeks; to abort them is a cruel practice that must end. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a big step in the right direction toward respecting the dignity of all life, especially those babies who cannot even defend themselves,” Dr. Abraham said.