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House Passes ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’

The House of Representatives has passed a far-reaching bill that would limit access to abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the time when many experts believe it’s possible for the unborn baby to feel pain. The measure is largely symbolic as it will not become law under the Obama administration. A White House statement called the bill an “assault on a woman’s right to choose” and the Senate hasn’t scheduled a time to vote on the piece of legislation. Despite the threat of a presidential veto, House Speaker John Boehner said he believed the vote on the bill was still important. “Listen, after this Kermit Gosnell trial and some of the horrific acts that were going on, the vast majority of the American people believe in the substance of this bill, and so do I” …

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