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House Passes Restrictive Abortion Bill

The Associated Press reports that the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that “would restrict almost all abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception, defying laws in most states that allow abortions up to when the fetus becomes viable, usually considered to be around 24 weeks.” The legislation passed 228-196, with only six Democrats and six Republicans voting against party lines. Proponents of the bill explained their position with the controversial theory “that fetuses can feel pain after about 20 weeks, and the bill cites extensively from studies agreeing with that conclusion.”

Read the article published by The Associated Press.