Banks votes in favor of anti-abortion legislation

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) voted on Oct. 3 in favor of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

The bill, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, passed the House 237-189 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

“Ten years ago, studies began to emerge proving that an unborn child is able to feel pain as early as 20 weeks post-fertilization,” Banks says. “As our nation’s understanding of fetal pain has become more advanced, protections for pain-capable unborn children have been signed into law in 20 states, including my home state of Indiana.

“But this is not enough. Despite claims from many pro-abortion groups, late term abortion is neither safe nor, unfortunately, rare. This legislation will ensure that all 50 states have protections for vulnerable pain-capable children.”