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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

La. Representatives give their take on abortion

October 4, 2017
In The News

Republicans have pushed a bill through the House outlawing most late-term abortions, with Louisiana congressmen voting in support of the bill.

A Republican president is waiting in the White House to sign the bill. But the measure won't reach Donald Trump because Senate Democrats have enough votes to kill it with a filibuster - a delaying tactic that takes 60 votes to overcome.

The measure remains a top priority of anti-abortion groups. It would make it a crime to perform an abortion after 20 weeks of fetal development. Women undergoing such abortions wouldn't be prosecuted.

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