Senate Republicans Ready 20-Week Abortion Ban
The upper chamber could vote as soon as this month on a federal nationwide ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Elsewhere Rand Paul holds a rally to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
Senate GOP Readies 20-Week Abortion Ban
The Senate could vote as soon as this month on a bill to place a federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks, according to senior Republican sources. Though the Senate's calendar has not been finalized, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his leadership may try to squeeze in a vote on the abortion legislation after the Senate concludes its debate on Iran and before the chamber considers must-pass spending legislation. (Everett, 9/10)
Senate Eyeing Vote On 20-Week Abortion Ban
The Senate could vote this month on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, amid a continued firestorm over Planned Parenthood funding. "There's going to be a number of things,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) told reporters Thursday. “Senator McConnell's already talked about some pro-life legislation he'll be filing for cloture on at the end of next week." (Sullivan, 9/10)
Paul Rallies To Defund Planned Parenthood
GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul headlined a rally Thursday to cut off Planned Parenthood funding — but didn't reveal whether he had signed on to a letter demanding defunding being circulated by Sen. Ted Cruz, a rival in the Republican primary. (Ehley, 9/10)