House To Vote On Bill Limiting Abortions To 20-Weeks

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives will vote on a bill that would limit abortions to no later than 20 weeks according to the Hill.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives will vote on a bill that would limit abortions to no later than 20 weeks according to the Hill.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced Tuesday that the House would vote on the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," on Oct. 3. The bill last passed the House in 2015 but was blocked by Senate Democrats.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), would make it a crime to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possibility of a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

There are exceptions for rape, incest or to save the life of the woman. The bill wouldn't penalize women for seeking to get abortions after 20 weeks.

President Donald Trump said that he will sign the bill into law if it makes it onto his desk, which is highly unlikely. The bill will almost certainly be blocked in the Senate by Democrats.

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