Opponents of a bill that would ban abortion after 22 weeks due to the premise that fetuses feel pain at that stage of development spoke passionately today about the gut-wrenching decisions they made to end the life of a child with serious health problems.
House Bill 2218 would ban abortions after 22 weeks except in cases where the mother’s life was at risk or if continuing the pregnancy would cause impairment to one of her major bodily functions. Opponents of the bill say it is unconstitutional. Supporters say it protects unborn children from feeling unbearable pain during an abortion.
Testimony on the bill has ended.
Read more about the bill Friday.