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01/21/2015 04:40 pm ET Updated Jan 21, 2015

The Secret History Of The GOP's New Abortion Ban

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Just hours after the newly Republican Congress was sworn in on January 6, Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced a bill that would ban nearly all abortions after a fetus is 20 weeks old. The House of Representatives will vote on the measure—the first in a series of harsh new abortion restrictions Republicans plan to advance this year—on Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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