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USA on the brink of overturning barbaric abortion laws

(Washington) House Democrats today backed away from a proposal to force a House vote on an endorsement of Roe v. Wade. If the vote had occurred, it would have been the first-ever House vote on Roe.

National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) Legislative Director Douglas Johnson said that if the anticipated vote had occurred, the House would have rejected the pro-Roe resolution. "With many federal courts ruling that Roe v. Wade protects even partial-birth abortion, more and more lawmakers of both parties are seeing the extremism of Roe v. Wade and recognising that it needs to be changed," Johnson said.

A recent (March 30-April 2) Gallup poll found that 69% of Americans believe abortion should generally be illegal after the first three months of pregnancy but Roe mandates abortion on demand for the first six months (and abortion for emotional "health" even in the final three months). A 1998 poll by the Center for Gender Equality (whose president is Faye Wattleton, formerly president of Planned Parenthood) found that 53% of American women want abortion to be legal to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest (or not legal at all).


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