House GOP Abruptly Drops Plans To Debate Abortion Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have abruptly dropped planned debate of a bill criminalizing virtually all late-term abortions.
GOP women and other lawmakers were unhappy that the measure limited exemptions for victims of rape or incest to only those who had previously reported those incidents to authorities.
The lawmakers said that would put unfair pressure on women who often feel shame or fear retaliation if they report those assaults.
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