US House passes bill to ban most abortions after 20 weeks

The Senate and Capitol Dome are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington Monday

The bill states that no unborn baby past 20 weeks gestation can be aborted, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.

Asked this week if the Senate would consider the measure after House passage, No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas said, "That's not a near-term priority".

The House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act late in the afternoon of October 3 by a vote of 237 to 189, largely along party lines.

Polling shows voters overwhelmingly oppose late-term abortion and support legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks. "Advocates of abortion rights say 20-week bans at the state level have harmed women, forcing them to travel to another state, often at great expense, to get the care they seek".

Rise in Third Quarter Deliveries of Tesla, but Model 3 Encounters "Bottleneck"
In July , it began production of the Model 3 , which starts at $35,000 - half the starting price of the Model S. The Model 3 manufacturing ramp up will be incredibly hard even if Tesla hits all of its production goals.

In his speech on the floor just prior to the vote, McCarthy emphasized that "we should care for the marginalized-for those who have their very humanity denied even as their noses, eyes, ears, heartbeats, and every movement are visible testaments of their life".

A Republican president is waiting in the White House to sign the bill.

All three bills attempting to reduce the abortion cut-off point to 20 weeks have been sponsored by Arizona's Republican Representative Trent Franks.

The bill will require only a simple majority in the House to pass. However, more than a dozen states now ban them after 20 weeks. It is now just one of six nations to permit elective late-term abortion without restriction-the other five are North Korea, China, Vietnam, Canada, and Singapore.

How to watch the 2017 NRL Grand Final online
The reality is somewhat different, however, and Addo-Carr's 75-metre effort in the first half on Sunday night was a case in point. Asked for his thoughts on the prospect of prolonging his illustrious career, Slater told Channel Nine: "I really don't know yet".

"Ending the unsafe and violent practice of late-term abortions should not be controversial".

The GOP Senate leadership may bring the bill back up for a doomed cloture vote this year, too, and if so the vote will likely be nearly identical to its 2015 predecessor (aside from the absence of Mark Kirk, who was defeated in 2016). "As a doctor, I know and I can attest that this bill is backed by scientific research showing that babies can indeed feel pain at 20 weeks, if not before", Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham said in a May 2015 abortion debate. "The whole concept of viability is a creation of abortion law, but we can actually save most of these kids now". "And opponents of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act fear that, though it is unlikely to pass the Senate, it will ultimately spread risky misinformation". They write bills using unscientific, inconsistent language to describe gestational age - which means that in practice, some proposed "20-week bans" could apply to pregnancies as early as 18 weeks, and others as late as 22 weeks. "I stand with the pro-life community in supporting the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect the most vulnerable in our society". "I'm happy to co-sponsor his bill, which will protect babies who can feel pain in the womb".

Senator Lindsey Graham indicated October 3 he would introduce a bill in the Senate modeled on the House measure.

"By restricting women's access to safe and legal abortion, Republicans are depriving millions of women across the country of their fundamental right to make the health care decisions that are best for them and their families", said the statement attributed to Democrat National Committee CEO Jess O'Connell. "We urge the Senate to follow the House's lead and send this bill to President Trump so he can sign this life affirming legislation into law", concluded Perkins. The vast majority of abortion procedures are performed before 20 weeks.

Ryan Gosling's 'Saturday Night Live' kicks off with jazzy number
There were supposed to be up to four episodes , but because of sagging ratings that fourth episode never happened. With Mikey Day, Kenan Thompson , Leslie Jones, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon , Chris Redd and Heidi Gardner.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WWE 2K18 has Virtual Currency - but microtransactions are off the cards
Oct 05, 2017 - 00:08
A breakdown on the WWE 2K blog describes how you'll unlock these customization options for your wrestler in the game. MyPLAYER characters will now be used in both the singleplayer MyCAREER and the multiplayer Road to Glory modes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top These cities are most likely to win Amazon's $5B HQ2 bid
Oct 05, 2017 - 00:08
The city also would encourage the local Economic Development Board to offer Amazon a tax freeze for up to 30 years. On Monday, the city council chose to de-annex 345 acres of land if they are chosen for the project site.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wal-Mart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire
Oct 05, 2017 - 00:07
New York City is also the testing ground for rival Target , which announced plans to purchase Grand Junction in August. Wal-Mart also is using its own trucks to deliver groceries to customers in Denver and San Jose, Calif.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to discuss return of Rohingya
Oct 04, 2017 - 00:11
More than half a million Rohingya Muslims fled their nation's army as it advanced, crossing into neighboring Bangladesh. This would be done according to criteria agreed in 1993, when tens of thousands of Rohingya were repatriated, she said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LaVar Ball just pulled LaMelo Ball out of high school
Oct 04, 2017 - 00:09
While even LaVar doesn't have the juice to force UCLA to cycle through coaches, he can make life hard for Alford if he chooses. It seems like anybody whose training over here that coach don't want him in the team.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft to close Groove music and move to Spotify
Oct 04, 2017 - 00:07
Groove Music was quite competent, but there was nothing that made it stand out as being in any way better than the competition. Instead, Microsoft is partnering with Spotify , and letting users move select Groove Music content to the streaming service.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top White House Senior Official: Hamas Won't Be in Government without Recognizing Israel
Oct 04, 2017 - 00:06
It was the first meeting of the cabinet in Gaza since November 2014, although Hamdallah visited a year later without his ministers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber CEO meets with TfL after licence withdrawal
Oct 04, 2017 - 00:06
The app-based taxi firm will not be able to pick up passengers in the city beyond the expiry of its current licence. London represents one of the firm's biggest markets, with more than 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million customers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top VN manufacturing PMI uplifts in September
Oct 03, 2017 - 02:19
Survey respondents indicated that business expansions and promotional activities would lead to further improvements in demand.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump slams Puerto Rico: "They want everything to be done for them"
Oct 03, 2017 - 02:18
On Saturday morning , she responded to the president's tweet by saying nothing can distract from the priority of saving lives. But the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, hit back at stories about how well the relief efforts are going.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'SNL' hammers President Trump over Puerto Rico response
Oct 03, 2017 - 02:07
During his tweet attacks this morning, Trump called NBC and CNN " fake news " for reporting Cruz's cries for more aid. People wade into the San Lorenzo River after a bridge was swept away by Hurricane Maria in Morovis, Puerto Rico .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain will retire after one last start
Oct 03, 2017 - 02:07
Cueto had a rocky outing on the last day of the season, allowing four runs and 12 hits in five innings. A three-time champion as a Giant, Cain was pulled with a 1-0 lead after his five innings.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'We're not Nazis, you've shown that by electing me' - new Ukip leader
Oct 03, 2017 - 00:32
At the conference a year ago, members elected Diane James to succeed Farage, who stepped down after the Brexit referendum. A former soldier, Bolton is a one-time Lib Dem member who has worked as an European Union common defence strategist.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saturday Night Live Calls Trump A 'Cheap Cracker' Over Puerto Rico Response
Oct 02, 2017 - 00:19
Meanwhile water and food rations are improving, and telecommunications have been restored to about 30 per cent of the island. Will hopefully be able to stop at the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gov. Scott visits Puerto Rico to help recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria
Oct 02, 2017 - 00:14
The afternoon tweets follow a day of intense criticism directed towards the American President. CNN has reached out to the White House but a request for comment was not immediately returned.