Moscow, March 17, 2017
Although the horror of abortion continues to kill millions of innocent children every year, two pieces of good news on the matter have come out lately, from Ohio and Ireland.
On Tuesday, March 14, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act went into effect, which protects pre-born children from twenty weeks on, when the child can begin to feel pain. The state law was passed last year and signed by Gov. John Kasich in December, reports LifeSiteNews.com.
Thankfully, similar laws are now in place in 16 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The twenty-week standard moves the national abortion standard from viability to the baby’s ability to feel pain. Although the Ohio bill protects children from twenty weeks, many scientists believe that children in the womb in fact feel pain much earlier. Over three decades of research, Dr. Steven Zielinski, who specializes in the concept of fetal pain, has shown that babies in the womb can feel pain at “eight and a half weeks and possibly earlier.”
Doctors performing abortions after the twenty-week cutoff could face fourth-degree felony charges and up to eighteen months in prison. Doctors can also be sued by the parents for performing illegal abortions.
Planned Parenthood called the bill “unconstitutional,” but has as yet not legally challenged it. However, unfortunately, on the same day that Gov. Kasich signed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, he vetoed the “Heartbeat Bill” which would have protected children much earlier, from the moment a heartbeat is detected.
Meanwhile, a bill that would have effectively removed all punishment for abortion has been overwhelmingly struck down in Ireland. Abortions currently bring a punishment of up to fourteen years. The proposed bill would have reduced the punishment to a symbolic 1 Euro ($1.07) fine, according to UK-based The Christian Institute.
Irish politicians struck down the bill, sponsored by the People Before Profit party, 81-26 on Thursday, March 9.
The Irish Constitution’s eighth amendment promises to “defend and vindicate” the equal rights of the mother and her unborn child, but pro-abortionists have continually tried to force abortion on the nation.