Pro-Life Advocate Kim Ketola: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Will Save Lives and Stop Lies
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.—The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which will prohibit abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy and prevent unborn babies from experiencing horrible physical pain.
Pro-life advocate, radio host and author Kim Ketola says the passage of the act, with the support of President Donald Trump and the White House, is a step in the right direction toward saving more babies’ lives and stopping the lies women are told when weighing difficult pregnancy decisions.
“In the 1973 Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled abortion legal through all nine months of pregnancy so long as a physician attests to a threat to the health of the mother,” Ketola said. “Her health includes mental health, so the threat of depression, for example, is a legitimate and legal basis for killing a healthy child up to the ninth month. State laws may restrict late-term abortions, but federal law allows it. There are currently seven states where women are aborting children up to the ninth month in the U.S.
“H.R. 36 seeks to dial that back, based in the science of fetology and research establishing that at 20 weeks the young child in the womb can experience pain,” she continued. “The New York Times reported that such research is supported by practice—as these young ones are routinely given anesthesia for intrauterine surgery. The science is not settled in the minds of some who argue that we don’t and cannot know if a fetus can feel pain. If that’s so, shouldn’t we err on the side of caution? Instead, our current laws allow for the annual killing by dismemberment of an estimated 10,000 babies just days from being able to survive outside the womb.”
Ketola’s program, “Cradle My Heart Today” (www.CradleMyHeart.org), provides daily truth and inspiration to choose and defend life through a one-minute radio feature airing on more than 800 stations.
Ketola, an excellent storyteller and award-winning writer and broadcaster, has used her talents, along with her faith and own abortion experience, to unveil one of the biggest untold stories of our time—the spiritual impact of abortion on the women and men who choose it, as well as the hope available to make a better choice.