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Virginia Lawmaker Introduces ‘Pain-Capable’ Abortion Ban

Delegate Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) has introduced a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks in

most circumstances, a threshold based on when the unborn are believed to feel pain. “We’re actually making sure that it’s understood that this is about the capability to feel pain, it’s not about an arbitrary 20-week schedule,” Freitas said. Freitas’ HB 1274, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, is similar to laws in other states.

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