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House passes bill banning abortions after 20 weeks (general)

by AC @, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 20:39

House passes bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

By Deirdre Walsh, CNN Senior Congressional Producer

Updated 6:17 PM ET, Wed May 13, 2015
House GOP women fight party over abortion bill 01:08

Washington (CNN)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.

The original version of the legislation included a requirement that women who seek abortion services after being sexually assaulted file a police report to back up any claim of rape. The revised bill removes any mandatory reporting requirement for sexual assault. It also includes a new provision requiring rape victims receive medical attention and counseling 48 hours before they can obtain abortion services.

Democrats railed on the bill on the House floor, calling it "extreme" and accused Republicans of taking up the measure for political reasons, pointing out the late term abortion ban is popular among religious conservatives. Others pointed out the vote came during National Women's Health Week.



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