Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act protects babies who are capable of feeling pain.  Currently, scientific evidence points to about 20 weeks that babies are able to feel pain.  This legislation has been upheld by the courts. As science advances, we can use this legislation to protect even more babies.

Additionally, by showing how babies can feel pain during an abortion, we can educate the public about the humanity of unborn children which leads to more mothers choosing life.

This is the number one legislative priority of the Virginia Society for Human Life.

Here are some links with more information about the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:

Key points on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Fact sheet from National Right to Life on the Pain of the Unborn

Link to the website Doctors on Fetal Pain

NRLC memo on the Constitutionality of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

A list of states from NRLC that have passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the status of the legislation in those states

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