PA House Passes Abortion Bill

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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Pennsylvania House passed a bill to restrict when a woman can get an abortion.

Tuesday’s vote comes after an emotional debate and despite a veto threat from Governor Tom Wolf.

House Bill 1948 would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestational growth.  The current limit is 24 weeks.

The controversial measure would also prevent procedures that cause the deaths of fetuses by removing their body parts.

House Bill 1948 will now go to the State Senate, but it is unlikely to be taken up there before the summer recess.

Governor Wolf is urging the State Senate to vote it down, but at least 11 Democrats are among the sponsors of the bill.

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