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Protect Life Act passes in House

Catholic World News - October 14, 2011

By a 251-172 margin, the US House of Representatives has passed the Respect Life Act, which would remove the possibility of abortion funding from healthcare legislation approved last year and would also apply conscience-protection provisions to the legislation.

The measure faces a presidential veto in the unlikely event that it should pass in the Senate.

“The legislation intrudes on women’s reproductive freedom and access to health care and unnecessarily restricts the private insurance choices that women and their families have today,” the Obama administration said in a statement.

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