House Passes 20-Week Abortion banPosted: May 14, 2015
On May 13th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on an anti-choice abortion ban, the so-called “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” We were heartened when Republicans spoke out against this extreme legislation earlier this year, tabling it because of its offensive treatment of victims of sexual assault. But as anti-choice members of the House brought the bill back to the floor, touting a quick “fix” – it was clear this was an effort to placate the most extreme contingent of the GOP base. We thank the common sense Republicans who opposed this bill including, Bob Dold (IL-11), Charlie Dent (PA-15), Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), and Richard Hanna (NY-22). This legislation passed the House 242 to 184.