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House Passes Late-Term Abortion Ban

While expecting a third presidential veto on the bill, the Republican-controlled House passed legislation banning “partial birth” abortions with the two-thirds majority necessary to override a presidential veto.

“‘Partial-birth abortion’ bans are deceptive, unconstitutional, and extreme measures intended to eliminate a woman’s right to choose abortion,” according to the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP).

Opponents of this legislation argue that it could be applied more broadly than late-term abortion and potentially undermine the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion.

Sources:

The Associated Press - April 5, 2000, and Center for Reproductive Law and Policy

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