Awaiting Vote on HR 1797–They Feel Pain

Sometime today (Tuesday, June 18th 2013) the House of Representatives will vote on HR 1797 the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. I wrote a post this act and why you should support it. You can find that here.

An emergency meeting was held last night at the House Committee on Rules, one of the bills discussed was this one. For more on that check out Live Action’s live tweets of the event here (you’ll have to scroll down to about 5 pm yesterday, June 17th).

In another development the White House has released a Statement of Administration Policy regarding the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. As this article makes clear, the statement suggests that President Obama will veto the bill should it reach him.

This makes me think 2 things:

1) Of Course! He’ll veto it! They don’t call him America’s most pro-abortion president for nothing. Great! Well, at least we can put up a good fight and show the world and this country the truth… But basically, we’re sunk.

2) Wait…does this mean he actually thinks it will reach him? (Honestly, I don’t know if they release one of these for every big bill or not.) But if he’s afraid of that, does that mean he’s seen our support and the polling statistics?

“In a nationwide poll of 1,003 registered voters in March, The Polling Company found that 64% would support a law such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks — when an unborn baby can feel pain — unless the life of the mother is in danger.” (

So, maybe we do have a chance…maybe the support will be so strong the president will have to sign it??

Maybe it’s a long shot. But we must still fight for what is right even when it doesn’t look as though we will win. We must show people the truth.

It will be interesting to see how the vote comes out today. The house is controlled by Republicans by a margin of 33 votes (if I’m correct). But it will come down to each individual representative. Some may not vote the party line. We’ll just have to see. If it passes then it will be off to the Senate and if they pass it off to the president.

Please pray hard about this.

The vote is about to start! Check out Live Action for the live tweets!


3 thoughts on “Awaiting Vote on HR 1797–They Feel Pain

    • I also hope it gets the truth out there and changes hearts, even if it doesn’t become law. Praying for the vote today too!

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