The US House of Representatives passed the most sweeping pro-abortion bill in the nation’s history. By a vote of 218 to 211, lawmakers adopted the Women’s Health Protection Act. It is now moving onto the Senate where Republicans may have the votes to block it. Pro-lifers including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, strongly oppose this bill, calling it abortion on demand. It also weakens conscience rights, and blocks states from taking any actions to limit abortions in the future. Representative Henry Cuellar, a Catholic, was the only Democrat to vote "no". Before debate began, the bill’s sponsor, Democrat Judy Chu hailed the legislation saying, "Congress must protect the rights of women and pregnant people, putting an end to attacks on abortion once and for all. The Women’s Health Protection Act is how we do that." During the debate emotions ran high. Catholic Congressman David Schweikert, who was adopted, shared his story about the moment he first met his birth mother. March for Life President Jeanne Mancini says that by adopting the bill, "…the United States will soon be indistinguishable from North Korea and China on the human rights issue of abortion." Capitol Hill Correspondent, Erik Rosales reports.
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