Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia



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Rep. Austin Scott Applauds Passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

October 4, 2017
Press Release
Legislation prevents abortions at or after twenty weeks, when it is scientifically proven that unborn babies feel pain.

(Washington, D.C.) – Late Tuesday, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) issued the following statement upon the House passage of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill which would prohibit the abortion of unborn children at twenty weeks after conception or later, with an exception for cases of rape, incest, or the event that the mother’s life is in danger. Rep. Scott is a cosponsor of the bill.

“The United States is behind the rest of the modern world when it comes to abortion laws, joining China, Vietnam, and North Korea in being 7 out of 198 nations that allow the practice of elective abortions after twenty weeks of a pregnancy,” said Rep. Scott. “I am proud to vote for this legislation to save vulnerable unborn children from the pain and violence of abortion, and I will continue my fight to save unborn babies at every stage of pregnancy.”