House rejects abortion ban based on sex of fetus
May 31st, 2012
02:23 PM ET
3 years ago

House rejects abortion ban based on sex of fetus

Washington (CNN) – Congress took up one of the most divisive issues in politics Thursday as the House of Representatives rejected a controversial measure banning abortions based on the sex of a fetus.

In the House, 246 representatives backed the bill while 168 voted against it, leaving the proposal short of the two-thirds total necessary for passage. Most Republicans supported the measure; the majority of Democrats opposed it.

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  1. Keeping it Real

    I'm shocked and embarrassed that Democrats would allow this to occur. The votes against this bill is nothing short of a travesty. Democrat barbarism at it's best!

    May 31, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
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