House Panel Considers Measure That Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

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).

This is part of Kaiser Health News' Daily Report - a summary of health policy coverage from more than 300 news organizations. The full summary of the day's news can be found here and you can sign up for e-mail subscriptions to the Daily Report here. In addition, our staff of reporters and correspondents file original stories each day, which you can find on our home page.