URGENT: Federal Fetal Pain Bill Hijacked

Please call or email your U.S. Congressman (you will need your 9 digit zip code) Tuesday morning June 18th and ask him to:

Amend HR 1797 to remove the rape and incest exceptions 


Vote against HR 1797.

We need your immediate help to protect pain capable pre-born children nationwide. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 1797 is scheduled to be voted on Tuesday, June 18th.


Introduced by Representative Trent Franks (R-Ariz), the bill would ban abortions by 20 weeks fetal age nationwide. It is based on the proven science that pre-born children at that age can feel and react to pain.

Unfortunately, the bill was recently amended to allow for abortions based on the manner in which the child was conceived.

 “This abortion ban relies on the fact that babies feel pain in the womb and shouldn’t be made to suffer. Babies conceived in rape feel no less pain than babies conceived under the happiest circumstances. People like me, who were conceived in rape, feel the pain of being targeted for death every day,” noted Rebecca Kiessling, founder of Savethe1.com.

A similar bill—with no rape or incest exceptions—was passed in Georgia in 2012.  That law is being challenged by the ACLU in the Fulton County Superior Court.

GRTL Position

Georgia Right to Life advocates that women who have suffered such assault be given genuine support and help and that those who commit such crimes be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and that laws be passed to aide in such prosecution.

However, further traumatizing the woman with another act of violence and killing the innocent child for the crime of the father does not help the women and is absolutely morally wrong.  All life is sacred. Its value should not depend on the manner of conception.

A convicted rapist doesn’t receive the death penalty, why should the innocent child? Aborting the child does not erase the memory of the crime.  In fact, it produces another emotional burden for the mother to bear.

Research has shown that women who carry their child to term after sexual assault, overwhelmingly do not suffer the same emotional trauma and regret as those who abort.

Please join Georgia Right to Life and ask your Congressman to vote against this shameful legislation.