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Thomas Roberts

House GOP pushes to ban abortions at 20 weeks

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The Republican-led push to ban abortions at 20 weeks has once again made its way into the halls of Congress. The bill, sponsored by Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, violates Roe v. Wade, which guarantees a woman’s right to an abortion until viability is reached, usually at 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. Plus, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., removed a measure from a defense spending bill that would place military sexual assault cases in the hands of an independent prosecutor. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., discusses.Jun.12.2013

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