June 18 — By a 228-196 vote, the House of Representatives passed a bill today that would ban all abortions starting at 20 weeks’ gestation.
Rockland’s representative in the House, Nita Lowey, voted against this bill.
Rep. Chris Smith, the head of the pro-life caucus in the House spoke of how the Gosnell case “has finally peeled away the benign facade of the billion dollar abortion industry . . . The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a modest but necessary attempt to at least protect babies who are 20 weeks old—and pain-capable—from having to suffer and die from abortion.”
The Obama administration has already issued a statement indicating that President Obama would veto the bill if it passes in the Democratic-controlled Senate, which is unlikely.
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