Abortion Ban Lays Groundwork for Roe Challenge

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A bill banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks is expected to pass the Republican-controlled House, but it has no chance of becoming a law anytime soon.

The Democratic-led Senate plans to ignore the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and the White House has already issued a veto threat.

Still, the legislation could set the stage for a future challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision tbat created a woman's right to abortions up to the age of viability - about 24 weeks.

The sponsors of the pro-life measure cited evidence that pre-born babies can feel pain after five months.

National Right to Life Committee Legislative Director Douglas Johnson said it was the "most significant piece of pro-life legislation to come before the House since the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act" enacted in 2003.

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