House passes bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

May 14, 2015 ● 401 views

The House of Representatives passed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy on Wednesday.

The measure passed mostly on a party line vote, 242-184, with one member voting present.

Earlier this year House Republican leaders were forced to cancel a vote on the legislation, known as the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," when several female House Republican members rebelled against it. They argued some provisions dealing with exceptions for rape could threaten the party's efforts to attract support from women and younger voters.



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