White House threatens veto of anti-abortion bill

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White House threatens veto of anti-abortion bill

CREATED Jun. 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is threatening to veto a measure being considered by House Republicans that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
The legislation expected to pass the Republican-controlled House as early as Tuesday has no chance of becoming law in the near future since the Democratic-led Senate will ignore it. But the measure gives social conservatives a rare chance to promote their anti-abortion agenda and lays the groundwork for what could be a future challenge to the 1973 Supreme Court decision that confirmed a woman's right to late-term abortions.
In issuing the veto threat, the White House on Monday said the measure "would unacceptably restrict women's health and reproductive rights and is an assault on a woman's right to choose."
 
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