House to Consider Sweeping Abortion Bill

The Republican-led House of Representatives could kick-start a major challenge against Roe v. Wade on Tuesday, as it considers the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks. Though the House is slated to pass the bill, which the National Right to Life Committee’s legislative director called the “most significant piece of legislation to come before the House since the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act”—President Obama has already threatened to veto it, though the Senate doesn’t even have plans to consider it. Still, eleven states have passed similar laws.