Governor Youngkin Sends Bill to Protect Pain Capable Unborn Children to General Assembly

VSHL Press Release

Virginia Society for Human Life is pleased that Governor Youngkin is moving forward with his promise to offer a bill that will protect pain capable unborn babies by preventing gruesome abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. 

18 states have passed pain capable laws that are currently protecting babies and their mothers from the dangerous late term abortions that were often allowed under Roe v. Wade. There is solid support across all ages, sexes and political persuasion for these reasonable laws that are based on expanding scientific evidence of life in the womb. 

Olivia Gans Turner with Delegate Byron.

The bill which will be carried by Delegate Kathy Byron, R- 22, has support in both Chambers of the General Assembly, but will face push back from abortion extremists in the Senate. 

“VSHL applauds the Governor’s effort to pass a reasonable bill to move Virginia forward towards more complete protection for every human life.” said Olivia Gans Turner, president of VSHL. ” The science is clear, babies in the womb do feel horrific pain as early as 17 weeks. Late term abortions that involve dismemberment and other gruesome techniques are inhuman when we realize that these babies feel pain. Mothers who are not informed of the truth about what will happen in such abortions are also at risk of future health or emotional problems. We must do all we can to provide protection under the law to unborn children and their mothers.”   

Virginia Society for Human Life is the oldest state-wide pro-life organization in the nation with chapters throughout the Commonwealth supporting life issues and the Virginia affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee.

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