US House votes to ban abortion at 20 weeks

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"I applaud the House passage of a bill to protect against late abortion of unborn children since they can feel excruciating pain by 20 weeks after fertilization".

Two years ago, the bill passed in the House, but was blocked in the Senate. However, the bill will first have to be taken up and passed by the Senate.

Vogel also sponsored legislation to force women seeking abortions to undergo invasive and medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds, while Republicans in the House of Delegates this year passed a woman-shaming resolution that marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade as a "Day of Tears" on which flags should be flown at half-staff.

This legislation plainly contradicted existing constitutional law and the consensus of scientists about "fetal pain", and aimed at mobilizing concerns over rare late-term abortions to undermine the legality of early-term abortions. A statement from the White House said the proposed law would promote a "culture of life".

"Both Physicians for Reproductive Health and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists condemn these bans".

The National Network of Abortion Funds is sickened that Congressional legislators have chosen the anniversary of Rosie Jimenez's death, from an illegal abortion due to the Hyde Amendment, to put politics ahead of the healthcare needs of their constituents and try to once again unconstitutionally ban abortion at 20 weeks.

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If the bill passes in current form, "his advisers would recommend that he sign the bill into law", the Office of Management and Budget wrote. The bill would not bring the United States into line with Sweden (18 weeks) or Germany (12 weeks and mandatory Schwangerschaftskonfliktberatung, or abortion counseling) but it would represent a welcome step in the right direction. "It will protect those children who science has proven can feel pain, and give them a chance to grow and live full and happy lives".

"There is a new leader who lives in the White House and he is deeply committed to protecting the least of these our little brother and sisters", Franks said.

This doesn't apply "if the rape has been reported at any time prior to the abortion to a law enforcement agency or Department of Defense victim assistance personnel". Others like Wisconsin have enacted similar legislation.

"When abortion is banned, it does not go away", Oregon Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici said on the floor before the vote. "It drives women to unsafe back alleys and to risky self-induced abortions". You know, a standard text on human development, Patten's Foundations of Embryology, shows how the basics of the nervous system are formed by week four. "But do they talk about changing the Second Amendment?" They can feel the needle piercing them during a digoxin abortion.

Democrats blasted the bill as a "another shameful attack" on women's rights. Defines "appropriate relief" in a civil action to include: (1) objectively verifiable money damages for all injuries, psychological and physical, occasioned by the violation; (2) statutory damages equal to three times the cost of the abortion; and (3) punitive damages. This may be because young women are less likely to have been pregnant before; they may have irregular periods that make discovering pregnancy harder; and they may experience fewer other side effects of pregnancy.

The big problem here, doctors say, is that the bill is based entirely on bad science.

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