Statement of administration policy

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Statement of administration policy

  1. 1. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT O F F I C E O F M AN AG E M E N T AN D B U D G E T W AS H I N G T O N , D . C . 2 0 5 0 3 December 6, 2006 (House) STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 6099 – Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act (Rep. Smith (R) NJ and 93 cosponsors)The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.R. 6099, which would provideinformation and options to pregnant mothers contemplating an abortion regarding thedevelopment of the unborn child and the capacity of the unborn child to feel pain.H.R. 6099 would require those who perform abortions on unborn children 20 weeks or moreafter fertilization to inform the mother of medical evidence that the unborn child feels pain andthat the process of being killed in an abortion will cause the unborn child pain. Additionally, thebill would give the mother the opportunity to request pain-reducing drugs for the child to makethe procedure less painful to the unborn child.Medical science has greatly improved our knowledge and understanding of fetal development inrecent years, and pregnant women should be fully informed of the facts. This bill is an importantstep in that direction. *****

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