Boehner Praises House Passage of Legislation Defending Unborn Life |

WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement praising the bipartisan House passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797):

“I applaud the House today for making a strong statement that all life is precious.  The recent conviction of Kermit Gosnell shed the light of intense public scrutiny on the gruesome practice of late term abortion.  This bill, which extends protection of unborn babies beyond the 20-week mark, is the most significant pro-life legislation to come before Congress since enactment of the ban on partial-birth abortions.  We have a moral obligation to defend the defenseless, and we will continue to fight to ensure our nation’s laws respect the sanctity of unborn human life.”