The House of Representatives passed a measure Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with a 237-189 vote, mostly along party lines. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), leaves open exceptions in cases of rape or incest, or if the mother's life is at risk. Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice activists have called the ban unconstitutional. The legislation will likely stall in the Senate; in 2015, Senate Democrats blocked a similar measure passed by the House, and recently, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said the bill is "not a near-term priority."
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