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Lee Bright really wants to ban abortion after 20 weeks, but once a 20-week bill was amended to include exceptions for rape and incest, Bright threw a fit and tried to block a vote on it.
It’s National Women’s Health Week, and it’s a great time to think about what you can do to improve your health (like scheduling that doctor’s appointment you have been putting off)! It’s also a good opportunity to reflect on the importance of U.S. leadership in supporting women’s health globally.
This week: The appalling 20-week ban passes in the House; Texas gynoticians are severely restricting access to safe and legal abortions for minors; and South Carolina gynotician Lee Bright makes enemies on both sides of the aisle.
People have a perception that women who terminate at a later stage just don’t want to be pregnant anymore or are selfish because they don’t want a sick baby. But this is not something I did for myself. This is something I did for him.
If this bill sounds familiar, it's because it was pulled from the House floor in January to work out what one politician called a “definitional problem with rape.”