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Dr. Bucshon Votes to Protect the Sanctity of Life

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which he cosponsored, to ban elective abortions after 20 weeks.

“As a physician, I have seen firsthand the importance of protecting our most vulnerable. I personally operated on premature babies born as early as 23 weeks gestation. In fact, the smallest baby I operated on weighed only 650 grams,” said Rep. Larry Bucshon. “An unborn child has the ability to feel pain. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) would protect unborn children from experiencing such pain by prohibiting elective abortions at 20 weeks or more. It is imperative we continue to protect the lives of innocent, unborn babies who do not have a voice.”

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his fourth term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.