GOP Anti-Abortion Bill Introduced In House
This divisive issue promises to stir up politics on the Hill and trigger debates about federal funding that will include issues related to the health law.
NPR: After Health Care Repeal, GOP Targets Abortion
Abortion, the issue so contentious that it almost prevented the health law from passing last year, is back. But this time Republican leaders are raising it on purpose. And if another divisive debate helps further weaken the health law they would like to see repealed, that would be an added bonus (Rovner, 1/21).
Politico: Abortion Interjected Into Health Care Reform Repeal
Republicans are turning to abortion as a key issue to rally their base as they attempt to replace the Democrats' health reform law. The high-profile introduction of a Republican anti-abortion bill - just hours after the health repeal vote and prior to any legislation on jobs or economy - has groups on both sides of the issue gearing up for another aggressive fight (Kliff, 1/20).