Senator Johanns addresses the pain of the unborn child through legislation

Senator Sam Brownback, Republican from Kansas  --  who most likely will be the next governor of the state  --  since the year 2004 has addressed the issue of the pain which the unborn child feels while she is being aborted.  Fortunately, another great pro-life Senator, Mike Johanns, a Republican from Nebraska has stepped up to sponsor legislation similar to the Brownback bill. 
 
Senator Johanns' state legislature passed a law which took effect last Friday in Nebraska which outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because of the pain which an unborn child feels during abortions.  Senator Johanns' legislation will require women seeking abortions after 20 weeks to be told that the unborn child could feel pain and allow them to request anesthesia for that baby.  The senator probably felt that in the notoriously pro-abortion United States Senate, he could not pass a law similar to his state's law. 
 
Senator Johann, after he introduced the bill, asked "How does anybody  --  pro-life or pro-choice  --  oppose this?  If the baby feels pain ... then it is an issue of human compassion."
 
Those on the pro-choice side of abortion have all kinds of feelings for saving the whales and the unborn fetuses of all sorts of creatures; yet they have a knee-jerk reaction against any kind of commonsense pro-life legislation concerning the unborn.  Undoubtedly, radical pro-abortion groups will find some reason for opposing Senator Johanns' legislation.  
 
Before the Nebraska law was passed, there were some scientists who argued that unborn children do not feel any pain.  And how would they know for sure?  A sense of compassion and common decency would argue for a law to protect unborn babies from any kind of pain whatsoever. 
 
The United States Senate should promptly pass Senator Johanns' bill as soon as the 112th Congress convenes on January 3rd.  What a wonderful first act that would be for the American people, and indeed for innocent unborn children. 

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