House, in landmark vote, OKs ban on late abortions
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved landmark legislation that would prohibit abortions during the last half of pregnancy.
In a roll call Tuesday (June 18), the House voted 228-196 for the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797), which would ban abortions nationwide on babies 20 weeks or more after fertilization. The ban is set at the developmental stage based on scientific evidence that a child in the womb experiences pain.
The House's support of the bill, however, is unlikely to translate into approval by the Senate or endorsement by President Obama. The measure will face stronger opposition from senators, and Majority Leader Harry Reid may not bring it to the floor for a vote. The White House has threatened a veto if the bill were to reach Obama's desk....
"on scientific evidence that a child in the womb experiences pain" so as long as i knock someone out and they don't feel it, it's now OK to kill? does this scare anyone else as to how this could be used later on in murder trials?