Reverend Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, applauded the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the House of Represenatives, but warned that it faces “strong resistance” from liberals in the Senate, and added that the Bible demands that we “speak out on behalf of the voiceless,” for “these are babies” and “abortion is murder.”
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would prohibit abortion of babies after the 20th week of pregnancy, except in cases of rape or incest or when the mother’s life is in physical danger. The legislation passed the House (237-189) on Oct. 3 and has been introduced in the Senate.
In an Oct. 6 post in Facebook, Rev. Franklin Graham said, “This week the House voted to approve the ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’ that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. President Donald J. Trump has endorsed the bill, but now it has to pass the Senate—and strong resistance is expected by Progressives.”
“This ban is a step in the right direction,” said Graham. “Alabama Rep. Martha Roby said in a speech on the House floor, ‘So often we get caught up in the policies of this issue and we forget that these are babies, for goodness sake.'”
“Think about that—these are babies,” said the reverend. “Abortion is murder.”
He continued, “The Bible tells us to, ‘Speak out on behalf of the voiceless’ (Proverbs 31:8). You can let your voice be heard….”
PHOTO: 20-week-old baby in the womb. (Screenshot: YouTube)
rchbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (photo: Dennis Callahan, Archdiocese of San Francisco/Public domain. / Dennis Callahan, Archdiocese of San Francisco/Public domain.)