-Whereas, unborn babies at 20 weeks not only have the anatomy to process pain but also the neurobiology to transmit painful sensations to the brain and perceive pain; and
-Whereas, recent medical research and analysis, especially since 2007, provides strong evidence that a functioning cortex is not necessary to experience pain; and
-Whereas, this Legislature has a compelling state interest to protect human beings from pain and abuse, including protecting unborn babies from the pain of abortion; and
-Whereas, the abortion procedure is violent and inhumane, and requires that a baby be pulled apart limb by limb using forceps with sharp teeth at the ends; and
-Whereas, this Legislature has already recognized the humanity of 20 week old babies when it passed Lorenzo's law in 2017, which allows parents of 20 week old stillborn babies to receive a birth certificate; and
-Whereas, it is the responsibility of legislators to do all they can to ensure a person’s safety.
Now, therefore, we the undersigned plead with you, those elected to be representation, to:
Acknowledge the humanity of fully formed 20 week unborn babies and protect them from the violence of abortion.