FRC Praises Nebraska's Newly Enacted Abortion Pain Prevention Act

Oct 15, 2010, 15:20 ET from Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council today congratulates Nebraska State Senator Mike Flood for the successful passage and implementation of the Abortion Pain Prevention Act.  This measure protects unborn children from being aborted after 20 weeks.  The bill was signed into law by Gov. Dave Heineman in April, and takes effect today.



"This is a historic and celebratory moment for those who work to protect mothers and unborn children," said Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council. "This is the first time in history that a law recognizing fetal pain has been enacted.  This new law represents the next wave of momentum for the pro-life movement and is a major step toward a post-Roe future."

Perkins also praised U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) and Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) for introducing similar legislation in the House and Senate.  Their bills would require women seeking an abortion after 20 weeks be informed that their unborn child can feel pain.

"We commend Sen. Mike Johanns and Congressman Chris Smith for their efforts to protect mothers and their unborn children. The abortion industry tries to discredit efforts like this because the concept of fetal pain destroys their strategy of depicting a developing baby as a blob of tissue. Acknowledging the truth of fetal pain recognizes the truth that a baby is an unborn person. We urge Congress to move these pieces of legislation forward," concluded Perkins.

SOURCE Family Research Council