I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass H.R. 6099, the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.

This much-needed legislation would require that women considering an abortion be informed of the pain their unborn child would feel during the procedure, and then offer those women still considering the procedure the option of giving the unborn child anesthesia.

Medical evidence suggests an unborn child can feel pain at 20 weeks, if not earlier.

As such, it is our responsibility as legislators to see women throughout America are informed of the intense pain experienced by their unborn child during an abortion and offer them an option to ease their child’s pain.