Abortion bill passes committee

MGN Online
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 11:34pm

The White House weighed in Thursday on a republican-sponsored abortion bill that's drawing some heated debate.

The measure bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got into it with a conservative reporter over the proposed bill.

Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the bill shows again that republicans are out of touch on women's issues.

"The President's position on a woman's right to choose has been absolutely clear about where he stands. And with regards to the bill, I believe that is the one that got a little attention yesterday. It reflects an alarming misunderstanding of what is a crime," said Carney.

The House Judiciary Committee approved the abortion bill Wednesday by a vote of 20-to-12.

It now goes to the house floor for a full vote.

If passed, the bill faces a tough haul in the democratic-controlled senate.


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