Defense bill with anti-abortion measures passes House of Representatives over objections from Ohio Democrats

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2023
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WASHINGTON, D. C. - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted largely along party lines to approve an $886 billion defense authorization bill that contained controversial provisions that would block the Pentagon from paying for service members’ abortion-related expenses or transgender care. All 10 of Ohio’s Republicans in Congress supported the bill, which passed by a 219 to 210 margin. All five of the state’s Democrats opposed the legislation. A statement from U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown, a Warrensville Heights Democrat, accused “a handful” of her Republican colleagues of...

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