Senator Harry Reid
522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
July 24, 2013
I am writing you to express my support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. You recently indicated that you may be receptive to allowing a Senate vote on this bill and I urge you to follow through and bring it to the floor for debate. I understand that getting a bill such as this through the Senate will be a heavy lift but I think reasonable people can agree that the lives of our unborn children, at the very least, deserve to be given this consideration.
Sir, as parents and grandparents we both treasure our children and grandchildren. I can’t imagine one of my children or grandchildren being ripped from limb to limb by an abortionist wielding a Sopher clamp. Aborting pain-capable children by dilation and evacuation is a barbaric procedure and subjects a living baby to an indescribably agonizing death. I urge you to investigate the details of this method of abortion. It is a brutal and tortuous way to kill a living human being and has no place in a civilized society.
Senator Reid, America is better than this. The American Dream is still alive and our unborn children deserve their chance to experience it. Wherever you stand on abortion, allowing pain-capable children to be slaughtered cannot be justified.
Sir, my second grandson is scheduled to be born in September. Even though he is a fully developed, living human being, my daughter could walk into any abortion clinic in my state tomorrow and have this child killed. As a pro-life advocate I find this unconscionable.
Senator Reid, 100% of your colleagues in the Senate who are opposed to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act were allowed to be born. All I am asking is that we give the next generation of children the same accommodation.
I therefore respectfully request that you speak out in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, allow it to be voted upon, and vote for its passage in the Senate. Our children and grandchildren will be forever grateful.