October 3, 2017

Trump ready to restrict women's right to abortions

Washington Examiner - The White House said President Trump would sign a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks, if Congress passes the legislation.

The House is scheduled to vote on the bill, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which is sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. If the bill were to become law, people who perform abortions after 20 weeks would face a fine, up to five years in prison or both.

The bill contains limited exceptions, including when a woman's pregnancy puts her life at risk and in cases of rape or incest.

Advocates of 20-week bans say a fetus can feel pain at this time in the gestation period. Abortion rights groups have counter that women who have an abortion late in a pregnancy are often faced with genetic results that indicate if a child is born he or she will be disabled or will not survive.

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