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Aderholt Statement on Vote for Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

May 15, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released a statement on his vote in favor of H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.


“Wednesday, I proudly cast a vote in favor of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  As Members of Congress, elected and sworn to protect the Constitution of the United States, we have an obligation to protect innocent life.

“Most Americans would find it shocking that the United States is one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions to be performed after 20 weeks. Science has shown us that these unborn children can feel pain.  If physicians didn’t believe this, then why would unborn babies who are operated upon in the womb routinely be given anesthesia?

“As Americans we like to consider ourselves to be among the most civilized societies in the world.  That is why I have such a difficult time understanding why this nation continues to promote, support, and sometimes encourage the act of stopping a precious, defenseless human heartbeat.

“As long as I continue to serve as a Member of Congress, I hope to always rise to defend the the most innocent among us with my vote.”

In Washington Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

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