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House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

 
House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban
Posted Wednesday, June 19th 2013 @ 10am  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– House Republicans got to make their stand against abortion today—they passed a bill that would outlaw the procedure nationally after 20 weeks, reports theAP. The final vote was 228-196 and almost entirely along party lines. (Six Democrats and six Republicans bucked their respective parties on the vote.) The measure is going nowhere in the Senate, and the White House has promised a veto even if it somehow did, but social conservatives hailed the vote as a big win—"the most important pro-life bill to be considered by the US Congress in the last 10 years," says the president of Concerned Women for America.

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