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Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006

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UNBORN CHILD PAIN AWARENESS ACT OF 2006 -- (House of Representatives - December 06, 2006)

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Mr. CHABOT. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding and I thank CHRIS SMITH for his leadership on many pro-life issues and this one specifically.

I would urge my colleagues to support this legislation. I would like to quote Ronald Reagan, who stated, ``Medical science doctors confirm that when the lives of the unborn are snuffed out they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing.''

The topic of pain in the unborn, including whether or how early and to what extent an unborn baby feels that pain, ignites heated debate. Yet 77 percent of individuals who were surveyed not too long ago by Zogby indicated that they favored this type of legislation, that mothers ought to be aware of the pain that their unborn infants can suffer through one of these terrible procedures. And as chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, we held hearings on this. And I would state unequivocally that I believe that this legislation is constitutional, and I would urge my colleagues to support it.

As Mr. King mentioned, we have laws about slaughtering cattle in this country. We are talking about unborn children. Let's protect them. Let's let the mothers know the pain that these unborn children could go through.

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