Press Release  Abortion

ERLC president Russell Moore comments on passage of Pain-Capable Abortion Bill by U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2015Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, commented on the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act today.

“I’m grateful to the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to end the abhorrent practice of late term abortion, Moore said. No nation can seriously call itself humane while 20 week-old unborn children are unprotected from the abortion industry. We have much further to go as a government and as a culture in protecting the dignity of all human life, but this is a step in the right direction.”

The bill, which passed 242-184, will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The vote took place on the anniversary of the conviction of Kermit Gosnell.

The Southern Baptist Convention is Americas largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBCs ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.

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