CHICAGO – While Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner heads in the direction of making abortions easier to obtain and cost little or nothing for low income women in Illinois, President Donald Trump and the U.S. House is heading in the opposite direction.
Governor Rauner and Illinois Democrats passed into law legislation requiring state taxpayers to fund abortions with no restrictions as to how far the pregnancy is along or any other reason.
The U.S. House is moving along H.R. 36, the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act."
Monday, President Trump congratulated the U.S. House for pushing forward legislation the will ban abortions on unborn babies 20 or more weeks along.
Trump's office issued the following statement Monday:
The Administration strongly supports H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and applauds the House of Representatives for continuing its efforts to secure critical pro-life protections.
H.R. 36 would generally make it unlawful for any person to perform, or attempt to perform, an abortion of an unborn child after 20 weeks post-fertilization, with limited exceptions. The bill, if enacted into law, would help to facilitate the culture of life to which our Nation aspires. Additionally, the bill would promote a science-based approach to unborn life, as recent advancements have revealed that the physical structures necessary to experience pain are developed within 20 weeks of fertilization. The United States is currently out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only 7 out of 198 nations allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. America’s children deserve the stronger protections that H.R. 36 would advance.
If H.R. 36 were presented to the President in its current form, his advisors would recommend that he sign the bill into law.
H/T Susan B. Anthony's List