Why does the law allow healthy babies at 24 weeks and beyond to be killed?

Why does the law allow healthy babies at 24 weeks and beyond to be killed?

  • Report by Priests for Life, the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia.

Priests for Life this week hosted a briefing in the Senate Russell Building in Washington, D.C., on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and specifically on undercover calls Priests for Life has released. House and Senate staffers attended.

Also this week, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, hosted a national webcast on the same topic. You can listen to the webcast here.

These informational sessions focused on a series of undercover calls that Priests for Life is commissioning with Abortion Free New Mexico The calls are being made to legal abortion clinics and are designed to educate the public that healthy babies carried by healthy mothers are being killed in the later stages of pregnancy. This information can help prepare the U.S. Senate for the vital vote coming up on the Pain-Capable bill this month.

Today, the 25th undercover call was released, demonstrating that abortion to 23 weeks and six days weeks is legal in Massachusetts and available to anyone who can come up with $3,300. Previous calls have revealed that healthy babies can be scheduled for termination at 32 weeks.


In a joint statement released today, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and Bud and Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico, noted that:

“Late-term abortions are occurring in our country more frequently than most Americans are led to believe. This investigation has revealed that late-term abortions are an elective procedure, women do not have to be experiencing health issues and there doesn’t need to be anything abnormal about the baby they are carrying to legally obtain one.

“In Brookline, Massachusetts, the abortion worker makes it clear that Women’s Health Services does elective late-term abortions through 23 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy simply because state law allows it. Babies at this age are able to live outside the womb and they should have every legal right to do so.

“Please contact your U.S. Senator and urge them to vote for the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act so that these babies can be protected from inhumane late term abortions.”

A second webcast for clergy is scheduled for Thursday, January 11 at 3 p.m. EST. Please share with your Pastor or Priest. 

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