The Act passed 218-211, on a party-line vote, with all Democrats except one, Henry Cuellar from Texas, voting for the law and all Republicans voting against it.
The measure would give any woman in the country the right to abort her child and would overturn any state abortion restrictions, such as mandatory waiting periods, heartbeat legislation, counseling or ultrasounds.
The bill is a response to the Texas Heartbeat Bill, which bans abortion in the state after a preborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected in the womb.
Called by pro-life activists and politicians the “Abortion on Demand Act,” the legislation now moves to the Senate for a vote in the near future.
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Abortion is a difficult issue – intersecting both public policy and individual lives, families and relationships. While Focus on the Family has always been a pro-life organization, we don’t just concentrate on advocacy. We also want to bring forgiveness, healing and hope to women who have had abortions and deeply regret that decision.
Focus’ Pro-Life Team has many resources to help women – and men who participated with them – who need healing after an abortion. Here’s where you can find helpful articles, books and broadcasts:
- Resources: Hope & Healing After Abortion
- Focus on the Family Pro Life Issues: Abortion
- Focus on the Family Pro Life Issues: Unplanned Pregnancy
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