The bill, which is national in scope, is a response to the conviction of abortion provider Kermit Gosnell as well as a range of new state laws.
NPR: Abortion Opponents Try To Spin Murder Case Into Legislation
As predicted, abortion opponents on Capitol Hill are wasting no time in their efforts to turn publicity over the recent murder conviction of abortion provider Kermit Gosnell to their legislative advantage (Rovner, 5/23).
Politico: House Panel Considers Abortion Bill
A bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks nationwide received consideration from a House panel on Thursday -- and the Kermit Gosnell case and recent court rulings provided a fresh backdrop. But the same familiar arguments in the fight over abortion dominated the discussion (Smith, 5/24).