Congressman Gary Palmer is committed to protection of the innocent, particularly those who cannot speak for themselves, and voted for H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act today which bans abortion after 20 weeks:
"The right to life is central to everything I believe. Abortions that occur more than halfway through pregnancy are particularly abhorrent, which is when science informs us the unborn child can feel pain. There is widespread agreement that abortions after 20 weeks should be prohibited.
"America was horrified by the crimes of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who, two years ago this week, received three first-degree murder convictions for killing babies in his abortion clinic. Whether the child is killed inside or outside of the womb makes little difference, I am proud to support this measure as well as others to protect the unborn and move our society in a direction of one that respects life."