President Donald Trump is prepared to sign a late-term abortion ban, which the House passed Tuesday evening, if the Senate follows suit. A statement from the White House said the proposed law would promote a “culture of life.”
Proponents say the measure, prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, would restrict the procedure at the point when some medical experts say the unborn baby can feel pain.
The House passed the ban on late-term abortions shortly after 6 p.m. by a vote of 237-189, mostly along party lines.
Two Republicans, Pennsylvania’s Charlie Dent and New Jersey’s Rodney Frelinghuysen, voted against it.
Three Democrats voted yes: Henry Cuellar of Texas, Dan Lipinski of Illinois, and Collin Peterson of Minnesota.
Not voting were Republicans Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma, Billy Long of Missouri, and Billy Loudermilk of Georgia, and Democrats Jim Hines of Connecticut and Nevada’s Ruben Kihuen, Jacky Rosen, and Dina Titus.