Hot News Stories (1/23/15)

The Hill (Washington, DC)
House Republicans on Thursday passed an alternative anti-abortion bill after pulling their originally planned legislation from the floor in a last-minute scramble.

NPR News (USA)
House Republicans decided Wednesday night to shelve a bill that would have banned abortion at 20 weeks post-conception. But 10 states already ban abortions at 20 weeks and two others are defending such laws in court.

Syracuse News (Syracuse, NY)
For the second time in two years, U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna stood alone Thursday as the only House Republican in the nation to vote against his party’s bill that would broaden restrictions on abortion.

Allentown Morning News  (Allentown, PA)
Joining in the opposition to a dangerous abortion ban in the U.S. House, was the Pennsylvania Republican Charlie Dent, who has typically supported abortion rights and voted against a similar 20-week ban in 2013.


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