ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Life Alliance Committee applauds the following Georgia members of the U.S. Congress for their yes vote in support of H.R.36: Congressman Tom Price, Representative Tom Graves, Representative Doug Collins, Representative Barry Loudermilk, Representative Buddy Carter, Representative Austin Scott, Representative Rick Allen, Representative Lynn Westmoreland, and Representative Rob Woodall.   H.R. 36, known as the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” passed the U.S. House of Representatives today with a vote of 242 yeas and 181 nays. 
If signed into law, H.R. 36 would ban abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which is scientifically measured as the point in a fetus’ development when pain can be felt.   In addition, scientific research shows that babies are increasingly more likely to survive at an earlier stage of gestation.   This only confirms our national and moral duty to protect life at this stage of development.
“The ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’ combines compassion with sound scientific evidence,” said Georgia Life Alliance’s Executive Director Emily Matson. “We’re grateful that nine our Georgia’s ten pro-life Congressmen stood in support of this powerful and rationale bill.   On the other hand, we are disappointed that Representative Jody Hice withheld voting for this measure which clearly moves our cause down the field.”
The bill now moves on to the U.S. Senate for consideration.