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Carter Votes to Extend Protections for the Unborn

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) voted today to extend protections for the unborn. 

"There is overwhelming scientific evidence proving that precious babies are capable of feeling pain after 20 weeks," said Carter. "As a health care professional, father, grandfather, and Congressman, I am proud to support this legislation today to put a necessary end to the excruciating abortion methods used in late term pregnancies. This is a great win in the fight to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, but it does not end here. It's past time to pass permanent federal legislation to protect the sanctity of human life from conception and I look forward to the day we can finally protect innocent lives at any stage of gestation." 

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which passed the House today with Carter's support, would ban abortions nationwide 20 weeks or more after conception except in cases of rape or incest or to save the life of the mother. Carter is a cosponsor of the legislation.