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U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, Republicans pass ban on most late-term abortions
Senate introduces a similar bill
Doug _Collins
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins
A ban on most late-term abortions, those after 20 weeks, cleared the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday with the support of Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and eight other Georgia Republicans. The bill is supported by the White House but is likely to stall in the Senate, where Republicans need 60 votes to pass the bill but only control 52 seats. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed 237-189, largely along party lines. Republicans control 240 seats in the House, and Democrats hold 194.