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House approves pro-abortion bill


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic members of Congress hold a news conference just before a vote on pro-abortion legislation. Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

House approves pro-abortion bill

Only one Democrat joined 210 Republicans to vote against codifying Roe v. Wade in federal law. The House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act on Friday almost entirely along partisan lines. The bill would remove ultrasound and waiting period requirements and override any state law restricting abortion. The legislation is mostly a symbolic gesture—Republicans will likely filibuster it in the evenly split Senate.

Why create a bill that won’t pass? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and other Democratic lawmakers said the legislation should encourage American women. Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., introduced the act in June, and Pelosi rushed it to a vote after Texas enacted a law protecting babies from abortion after they have a detectable heartbeat. The Supreme Court let the Texas law take effect over the objections of abortion supporters. The justices are scheduled to hear arguments in a Mississippi case in December that could result in overturning Roe v. Wade.

Dig deeper: Read Leah Savas’ report on radical abortion advocacy groups and the stories of post-abortive women.


Carolina Lumetta

Carolina is a reporter for WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute and Wheaton College graduate. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa.

@CarolinaLumetta

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Salty1

Many claim there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats morally. Let me quote from this article:

“Only one Democrat joined 210 Republicans to vote against codifying Roe v. Wade in federal law.”

The next time somebody says that it doesn’t matter if someone votes for a Democrat, then I want you to remind them of this vote on abortion!

SleeperSRT10

And people wonder why I voted against the Democrats...

My Two Cents

Right on the heels of another symbolic vote a year ago that basically banned “health workers” from administering medical intervention to a baby with the audacity to defy abortion attempts and be born alive. It shows the depravity of the human heart, or some human hearts. The ones that may be beating. May God forgive us.