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Hearing for D.C. Abortion Bill Set for Next Week

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Rep. Trent Franks has scheduled a subcommittee hearing on a bill that that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia.

Though the subcommittee hearing next week signals some momentum for the legislation, it does not guarantee a committee markup or consideration on the House floor.

And with the Senate and White House in Democratic hands, the bill has no clear path to enactment unless it is included as a provision on another piece of must-sign legislation.

Correction: 6:45 p.m. 

An earlier version of this story did not include all of the states which have enacted bans on abortions after 20 weeks.

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