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Thursday, June 13, 2013

House Panel Advances 20-Week "Fetal Pain" Abortion Ban

The New York Times: House Panel Advances Bill to Restrict Abortions, by Jeremy W. Peters: 

CapitolLegislation that would outlaw nearly all abortions after the 22nd week of pregnancy was put on a fast track to the House floor on Wednesday after being approved in committee on a party-line vote.

The 20-to-12 vote by the House Judiciary Committee on the Republican-sponsored Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is the latest instance in which abortion opponents, emboldened by a series of victories in the states, have pursued a new legislative strategy that aims to focus public attention on the disputed theory that fetuses can feel pain. . . .

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