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A Tale of Two Humanities

The Humane Society's annual congressional scorecard and the vote for the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.

11:00 PM, Dec 19, 2006 • By DANIEL ALLOTT
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Even the primary players in the abortion lobby, the National Abortion Rights Action League and Planned Parenthood, stayed out of the UCPAA fight. NARAL announced it would not oppose the legislation because, "women deserve access to all the information relevant to their reproductive health decisions." While experts maintain that perhaps only 1 percent of abortions would be affected by this law (as the vast majority of abortions take place before 20 weeks gestation), with over a million yearly abortions in America, that is over 10,000 unborn children (and their mothers) who would be affected in a very profound way.

Ultrasound technology has been an invaluable tool in helping reveal the unborn child as a living, breathing, feeling human being--and at earlier stages than ever before. Although it failed to become law, the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act was similarly valuable in revealing the sham of a political party that places the suffering of animals ahead of that of human beings.

Daniel Allott is a policy analyst and writer for American Values, a Washington D.C. area public policy organization.