The Republicans now control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The pro-lifers who helped win them their majorities were promised a vote on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, when the unborn child is capable of feeling pain, as well as in many cases surviving outside the womb. The bill passed the House in the last session, and polls show it having widespread support (including 71% of women). But after media criticism, the Republican leadership pulled the bill.
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