House Votes to Restrict Abortions

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HARRISBURG – The state House passed a proposal Tuesday night to shorten the period during which a woman may have a legal abortion, sending the measure to Gov. Tom Wolf, who has said he will veto it.

The proposal would make abortions illegal after 20 weeks instead of the current 24. It would not exempt victims of rape or incest, but would exempt women whose health the pregnancy threatens.

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