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FEATURING CHRISTINE GRIMALDI – A day ahead of Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham introduced a federal abortion ban to much fanfare. Just hours later, after Trump had the chance to formally announce his endorsement of the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” and promise he would sign it into law if it passed, the Senate took a procedural vote on the bill. It inevitably failed by 51 to 46 with a handful of Republicans and Democrats crossing the aisle to vote against their party line.

The political theater around the 20-week abortion ban seemed designed to cement Republican support among evangelicals, many of whom hinge their entire political support or opposition of a candidate based on abortion. But overall public support for the right to abortion and reproductive choice remains strong 45 years after the historic Supreme Court decision on Roe. Vs. Wade.

Read Christine’s article on Rewire called ‘Unconstitutional, Trump-Backed 20-Week Abortion Ban Goes Down in Senate’, HERE.

Christine Grimaldi, Federal Policy Reporter with Rewire.

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