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Senate Plans Vote on Bill Banning Abortions after 20 Weeks

posted on January 29, 2018

The Wall Street Journal’s Michelle Hackman and Natalie Andrews report, “The Senate on Monday evening is set to consider a bill criminalizing abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a vote that is almost certain to fail but may force Democrats up for re-election in largely Republican states to publicly take sides on the issue.” Forcing vulnerable Democrats to vote on the record is part of the anti-abortion movement’s strategy to rally its base voters during an election year. Hackman and Andrews write, “If the bill were to pass, it would almost certainly face a constitutional challenge under the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion through about 28 weeks of pregnancy.”

Read at The Wall Street Journal