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Senate Democrats block late-term abortion restrictions

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2020
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abortion, late-term abortion, Senate Democrats

Manchin, Casey cross aisle to vote with GOP but support falls short of 60-vote threshold

Senate Democrats blocked two bills Tuesday aimed at banning abortions after 20 weeks and threatening prison for health care providers who don’t give medical aid to babies born after failed abortions.

Senate Republicans pushed for the votes to make a pitch to their conservative base in an election year and to show that Democrats are moving toward expanded abortion rights.

One of the measures, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, would have...

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