House passes late term abortion ban

You would think after the Gosnell trial, the vote would have been unanimous. Instead, Democrats called the ban on abortions after 20 weeks an attack on women's and reproductive rights. The Hill: The House voted Tuesday to impose a nationwide ban on abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy over Democratic objections that the bill represents a dramatic attempt by Republicans to restrict abortion rights.As expected, the vote fell out mostly along party lines in a 228-196 vote -- just six Democrats voted for it, and six Republicans opposed it. Democrats voting for the bill were Reps. Henry Cuellar (Texas), Dan Lipinski (Ill.), Jim Matheson (Utah), Mike McIntyre (N.C.), Collin Peterson (Minn.) and Nick Rahall (W.Va.). Republicans voting against it were Reps. Paul Broun (Ga.), Charlie Dent (Pa.), Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.), Richard Hanna (N.Y.), Jon Runyan (N.J.) and Rob Woodall (Ga.). With limited exceptions, the legislation would ban the abortion of a fetus younger than 20...(Read Full Post)