May 13, 2015

Leader McCarthy on The Brody File: Why Would You Perform a Late-Term Abortion When Studies Show the Baby Feels Pain?

The House is set to vote on a bill that would require doctors performing late-term abortions to take steps to help aborted babies deemed viable survive.

It’s commonly referred to as the “Fetal Pain Bill” because supporters point to studies that show babies inside the womb feel pain after 20 weeks. So the bill would essentially ban abortions after five months.

CBN’s David Brody spoke with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy about the measure:

A transcript of the interview is below:

DAVID BRODY: There are a lot of pro-choicers so to speak that are concerned about this bill going too far. What is your, what is your response to that?

LEADER MCCARTHY: Well, I think anybody, no matter where they are on this issue—when it comes to after 20 weeks—studies have shown they feel the pain. Why would you do a late-term? The child is viable. I think there’s an opportunity here for everybody to support the bill to be able to move forward.