At 20 weeks, scientific studies have shown and doctors have testified that unborn babies can feel pain, a finding that has prompted many states to implement “pain-capable” 20-week abortion ban legislation.
This week, Ohio became the 19th state to pass the legislation, banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The earliest delivered baby known to survive is James Elgin Gill at 21 weeks and 5 days. Yet, most hospitals refuse to attempt to save a baby born under 24 weeks.
Here is what a baby looks like at 20 weeks according to babycenter.com.
A baby has formed limbs which can kick at 20 weeks.
And can suck on his or her fingers.
An ultrasound at 20 weeks will look like this:
Yet, that fact didn’t stop the Left from a total meltdown after Ohio Governor John Kasich signed the 20-week abortion ban Tuesday.
Tuesday afternoon, Governor Kasich signed the so-called “pain-capable” bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Instead of vaguely celebrating the fact that Kasich vetoed a much more restrictive bill, pro-abortion advocates went straight for the kill. And the responses run the gamut.
From accusing the governor of not being “moderate” enough to interrupting their regularly scheduled programing to go on a 7-minute rant against him, the Left made sure that their incredible disdain of the signed bill was heard by all—loud and clear.
Claiming Kasich isn’t “moderate” enough.
Kasich pretends to be moderate, vetoing a 6-week abortion ban while signing a 20-week ban. Still a violation of Roe https://t.co/475nVmWGgf
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) December 13, 2016
Saying the ban is “dangerous.”
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) December 13, 2016
Let's be clear. Whether at 6 weeks or 20, abortion bans ignore the reality of women's health needs. BOTH are dangerous. #StopTheBans
— CenterforReproRights (@ReproRights) December 13, 2016
Giving their own definitions of what it looks like for Ohio women to “deserve better”
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) December 13, 2016
Never missing a “clear” opportunity to talk about gun control.
How come the same lawmakers who say gun laws won't stop gun violence believe abortion laws will stop abortion?
John Kasich https://t.co/tekeSy5JCj
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) December 13, 2016
If like John Kasich you support laws limiting abortion but oppose laws requiring background checks on all gun sales, you're not pro-life. https://t.co/zmU2n3r3Qz
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) December 14, 2016
Making “clever” jokes about carrying babies with “no brains.” We see what you did there.
Thanks to John Kasich's 20-week abortion ban, you may be forcing a woman to talk about how she's carrying a fetus with no brain.
— Sara ❄ Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) December 14, 2016
Samantha Bee dropping everything to dedicate an entire segment of her show to it.
We always forget that "moderate" means "anti-abortion extremist." Thanks for the reminder, John Kasich! https://t.co/kcFm7Z32gt
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) December 7, 2016
— NARAL (@NARAL) December 10, 2016
— NARAL (@NARAL) December 14, 2016
On the bright side, the Ohio lawmakers who just passed that abortion bill can be aborted legally, since they don't have hearts!
— Megan Amram (@meganamram) December 7, 2016
— Slate (@Slate) December 13, 2016
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) December 7, 2016
— ACLU National (@ACLU) December 11, 2016
If you were thinking about going to the Women's March on DC, I hope this Ohio abortion ban will spur you to attend. Raise your voice.
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) December 8, 2016
The 20-week abortion ban he signed in its place is problematic for a quite a few reasons… https://t.co/5KOZFd02uw
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) December 14, 2016
Of the sponsors of the Ohio abortion law were 88% men. Gov. John Kasich is a man. Why do women need men to make their choices for them?
— JRehling (@JRehling) December 14, 2016
The 20 week abortion ban that Kasich signed into law has NO exceptions for rape, incest, or fetal anomaly. What a big government monster.
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) December 13, 2016
Just kidding. These women don’t want to hear from the patriarchy. Keep your opinions to yourselves, gentlemen.
Just another reminder, what your baby looks like at 20 weeks:
This is 20 weeks pregnant. This should NOT be controversial! pic.twitter.com/mcN1JgX8sY
— Julie Borowski (@JulieBorowski) December 14, 2016