US House votes for 20-week abortion ban G. Redd at 3:57 PM ET
US House of Representatives [official website] on Tuesday voted in favor of a bill [HR 1797] that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill passed by a vote of 228-196 [roll call vote] mainly along party lines. The White House on Monday expressed opposition [statement, PDF] to the legislation: "If the President were presented with this legislation, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto this bill." Before it reaches the president, the bill must pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. The legislation has not been scheduled for a vote and is not expected to be scheduled in the near future.
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