For Immediate Release                             Contact:  Virginia Littell

October 3, 2017                                         973-222-2902

Today Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assembly Candidate (former Labor Commissioner) Hal Wirths applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The federal legislation, H.R. 36, introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ.), would protect unborn children by preventing abortions 20 weeks after conception.

 “The House of Representatives did the right thing this evening,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “I believe we have a compelling governmental interest in protecting the lives of unborn children from the stage at which substantial medical evidence indicates that they are capable of feeling pain.”

Senator Oroho is the first prime sponsor of legislation in the Senate to enact the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" in New Jersey, S-2026.

“Our humanity is closely defined by how we treat those who are most vulnerable,” Oroho continued. “The book of Proverbs tells us to ‘Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.’ It is a sad commentary that so many leaders fail to treat the unborn as such.”

Assemblyman Space is a sponsor of the Assembly version of the legislation, A-3452.

“It is about saving lives,” Space stated. “Estimates from the Congressional Budget Office say that enacting the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would save around 10,000 lives each year.”

Commissioner Wirths said it is sad commentary that the United States is in the company of Red China, Vietnam, North Korea, Singapore, The Netherlands, and Canada as the only nations on Earth that still allow this barbaric practice.

“By the actions of the House today, the United States is one step closer to joining the rest of the civilized world and recognize that unborn children can feel pain,” Wirths stated.

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