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Carter Votes for Landmark Pro-Life Legislation

Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) today voted for landmark pro-life legislation which would extend protections for the unborn.  The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) would ban abortions nationwide 20 weeks after conception except in the cases of incest and rape.

“As a healthcare professional, father, grandfather and Congressman, I strongly believe life starts at conception. There is overwhelming scientific evidence proving that precious babies are capable of feeling pain after 20 weeks and this legislation would put a necessary end to the excruciating abortion methods used in late term pregnancies. On the two year anniversary of the conviction of Kermit Gosnell’s murders performed in his abortion clinic, I strongly urge the Senate and President Obama to act swiftly on this legislation to ensure similar tragedies do not continue to occur.”

The legislation which passed the House today is supported by nearly every pro-life organization including the Georgia Life Alliance, the National Right to Life Committee, Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council, Americans United for Life, Christian Coalition, Susan B. Anthony List, National Committee for a Human Life Amendment, and March for Life.

While he heralded the importance of today’s legislation, Carter vowed to continue his push to protect all life from conception.

“It’s time for the United States Congress to stand up for all those who cannot stand up for themselves and pass permanent federal legislation that will protect innocent lives at any stage of gestation. The sanctity of human life should be protected from conception and I look forward to supporting legislation to do so.”

Carter is a cosponsor of H.R. 426, the Sanctity of Human Life Act, which protects life from conception.