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Pennsylvania House starts debating abortion restriction bill

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 21, 2016 4:08 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are taking up a bill that would prohibit elective abortion after 20 weeks, a month earlier than current law allows.

The bill being debated on Tuesday in the state House also would criminalize procedures that cause the deaths of fetuses by removing their body parts.

The measure is expected to pass the House with considerable support among Republicans and some Democrats.

It's drawn a veto threat from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

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