Thursday, February 3, 2011

House GOP Drops Effort to Redefine Rape, But Pushes New Abortion Restrictions

Posted By on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 2:39 PM

TPM notes that Congressional Republicans have dropped an effort to redefine rape, but are pushing for new abortion restrictions:

The altered bill language will be undoubtedly be seen by some as a victory for pro-choice activists. But the bill still contains numerous provisions that appear to dramatically expand federal limits on abortion funding. The new version of the bill apparently retains the clause that limits the incest exemption to girls under the age of 18 and language that makes it tougher for women to obtain abortion coverage through their private insurers.

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