US Senate Blocks 20-Week Abortion Bill
|01/30/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
U.S. Democratic senators have blocked a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, ensuring that the procedure stays legal through the later terms of a woman’s pregnancy.
Republican leaders in the Senate knew the bill had little chance to pass, but wanted to pressure Democrats to take a stance on abortion, particularly vulnerable Democrats facing re-election and from states that voted for President Donald Trump.
The bill fell short by a 51 to 46 vote. It needed 60 votes to end a filibuster and proceed to a vote.
The vote largely fell along party lines, with only two Republicans voting against read more >>>