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House GOP Pulls Anti-Abortion Bill On Roe v. Wade Anniversary

posted on January 22, 2015

At TIME, Alex Roger reports, “The House Republican leadership reversed course on plans to vote on an anti-abortion bill deemed too restrictive by many female lawmakers in its conference.” The bill, which would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, exposed a rift within the Republican Party as many moderate members have stated that they want the party to focus on other issues. “In contrast to talking about job creation and bigger paychecks, they’re putting a bill on the floor that undermines the health of America’s women,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. “It not only affects their health, it affects the personal decisions of how they spend their own money on health insurance.”

Read at TIME