Rep. Ken Buck votes in support of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
October 3, 2017
Congressman Ken Buck, R-Colo., on Tuesday voted in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
The measure would prohibit elective abortions on fetuses 20 weeks and older, according to a news release from Buck's office.
"Science shows us that unborn children not only experience pain but also may have a chance to survive if born at 20 weeks," Buck said in the release. "We have a responsibility to the unborn babies, our families, our communities and humanity to end the injustice of late-term abortion."
Multiple polls show that a majority of Americans agree with placing limitations on abortion after the 20-week mark, according to the release.
The measure will next be considered by the Senate.