Two members of Missouri's U.S. Congressional delegation have voted once again to allow doctors to murder unborn children in the final months of pregnancy.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted earlier this month to prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The final vote on the measure was 237-189.
The bill is known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. It is premised on the growing scientific consensus that preborn children can experience pain by the 20- week stage of a pregnancy.
Missouri Congressmen Emmanuel Cleaver and William "Lacy" Clay voted against the ban on late-term abortions.
Missouri Congressmen Sam Graves, Billy Long, Blaine Luetkemeyer, and Jason Smith, and Congresswomen Ann Wagner and Vicky Hartzler voted to put an end to the destruction of viable or nearly viable unborn children in the womb.
Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona, the sponsor of the bill, called late-term abortion "the greatest and most insidious human rights atrocity in the United States today."
Most late-term abortions are performed using the "dilation and evacuation" method in which the baby's skull is grasped and crushed, and then the body of the child is sliced up and extracted limb by limb.
Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey pointed out during floor debate that the vote on the bill was occurring on the anniversary of the conviction of notorious late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
Gosnell operated a Philadelphia abortion clinic that was described by federal investigators as a "house of horrors." Gosnell delivered unborn children alive and then killed them by stabbing them in the neck and severing their spinal cords.
Congressman Smith said that more than 60% of Americans believe that the law should protect preborn children from "excruciating pain during a dismemberment abortion, a cruelty that rips apart the arms and legs of a helpless child."
Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner delivered pro-life remarks during debate in the House while standing next to a giant poster of her grandchild's 17-week ultrasound image, pointing out that she began kicking her mother at seven weeks into the pregnancy.
Sadly, while President Donald Trump has promised to sign the Pain-Capable Bill, it will never make it to his desk. The bill will almost certainly die in the Senate, where it would require 60 votes to shut down a filibuster by pro-abortion senators.
The U.S. House passed a similar bill in 2015, and it suffered the same fate in the U.S. Senate. Congressmen Cleaver and Clay also voted at that time in support of doctor brutality.
Only seven of the world's 198 nations permit elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The United States shares that notoriety with other "progressive" countries like China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands.
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