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Republican Majority Pushes to Restrict Abortions

Planned Parenthood of Indiana Cheers Reform Bill

Photo: Steve Rhodes (flickr)

House Republicans are pushing for further restrictions on abortions.

The Republican majority in the U.S. House is pushing to restrict abortions. A series of bills would do everything from ending federal funding to declaring life begins at conception.

Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita is a co-sponsor of the “sanctity of human life act” and the “abortion provider prohibition act.” He says stopping abortion is not the same thing as government getting between doctors and patients, as he contends is the situation with the federal health care law.

“My support of those two bills is no more government getting in the lives of women then it is government getting in the way of a murderer,” said Rokita.

President Barack Obama signed an executive order last year, which prohibits federal money from being used for elective abortions. Exceptions exist for cases of rape, incest or danger to the woman’s life.

Republican Mike Pence is joining Rokita in his support of these laws.

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