Bill to End Late-Term Abortions in D.C. Defeated

Today in the House of Representatives, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was defeated by a vote of  220-154, which was less than the two-thirds required for passage

This bill would have banned abortion in Washington, D.C.,  after 20 weeks of fetal age (i.e., in the sixth month, and later).

Eliott Engel (D-17 CD) and Nita Lowey (D-18 CD) voted against the bill. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-19 CD) answered “present,” and did not vote yea or nay.

Republicans voted 203 to 6 for the bill; Democrats voted 148 to 17 against it. Fifty-seven members of the House did not vote on this bill.