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House Republicans have made a strong statement in the debate over abortion rights they have passed a bill that many GOP lawmakers.
Consider to be a milestone in the pro life -- -- And Democrats have called this a direct challenge to Roe vs.
Wade welcome everybody branding and our start now of America's -- -- -- -- -- Count on Bill Hemmer good morning that bill would ban abortions after twenty weeks that flies in the face of most state -- today.
Which allow up to 24 weeks.
Is based on undisputed.
Scientific evidence which tells us.
That unborn children at twenty weeks and older can feel pain.
Of course at this point all of this is symbolic the Democrat controlled senate while not even consider this legislation Molly Henneberg joins us live now from Washington.
So this a bit of a different approach to limiting abortion lucky tell us about this Molly.
Martha many states as you are saying based there abortion laws on when that baby is viable that is when it has a good chance of surviving with medical intervention.
Outside of the mother generally thought to be around 24 weeks.
But this Republican backed legislation looks instead at when supporters say the baby in the -- has -- nothing developed pain numerous sectors.
To feel the pain of an abortion.
Regardless of your personal beliefs I would hope.
That stopping atrocities against little babies is something that we can all agree to put an end to this legislation would do exactly that.
The legislation would ban abortions later than twenty weeks after conception.
Republicans say the legislation was sparked by Philadelphia abortion doctor -- got snell he was convicted of murdering babies who survived botched abortions.
The measure passed the GOP controlled house largely along party lines to 28 to 196.
Martha looks like in the short -- this doesn't go anywhere oh but what about the ramifications -- best for the long term perhaps Molly.
Some Republicans and pro life advocates believe this could restart the abortion debate in the US based on where medical science has come since Roe vs.
But you're right -- in the short term it's not likely to go anywhere the democratically controlled senate is unlikely to take any action on it.
And the White House -- said the president opposes the measure and likely would -- it is it -- to make it to his desk.
House Democrats say it restricts abortion too much.
The -- health exception in the bill only allows for abortions that are necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.
It's shortsighted at -- and pool -- -- many things can go wrong in pregnancy in this bill would force a doctor to wait.
Until a woman's condition was life threatening.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says this bill is quote another Republican attempt to endanger women.
Martha my thank you very much.
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