Saturday, January 24, 2015

The House Passes an Anti Abortion Bill

Thursday was the 42nd anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade case. 
Thursday was also the annual March for Life. 
Oh, and it was also the day that the GOP controlled House passed an anti abortion bill, which was actually a watered down version of their original proposal. The original bill was contested due to wording which would have allowed women who were raped to terminate their pregnancies after the 20 week gestation period--if they reported the rape to the police. The bill passed almost along party lines with one Republican voting against the bill and three Democrats voting for it.
The bill bans the use of federal funds for most abortion coverage. The bill will also block tax credit for anyone or any employer who purchases abortion coverage under Obamacare. Already there have been threats of a filibuster in the Senate and the White House has confirmed that President Obama will veto the bill should it ever appear on his desk.

My Question to You:
Do you think that abortions should be legal no matter how late in the pregnancy?
How do you view the exceptions to the bill? (incest, harm to the mother)

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