Washington D.C., Feb 28, 2020 / 18:00 pm
The House of Representatives on Friday blocked an attempt to add legislation to protect infants who survive botched abortion attempts into a bill on e-cigarettes.
On Friday morning, House Republicans led by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) used a procedural move to force a vote on language protecting abortion survivors taken from a bill that has been blocked from consideration for a year.
Walden's "motion to recommit" was defeated by a vote of 213 – 195. Only three Democrats voted in support of including Wagner's language, Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Colin Peterson (D-Minn.), and Ben McAdams (D-Utah).
The chair of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, condemned the result.