Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Counting votes on abortion

The House of Representatives worked into the night as health care was debated back in November.
The House of Representatives worked into the night as health care was debated back in November.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who favors abortion rights, said that "progressives are really angry" because they believe poor women should have the choice to get an abortion if they want one.

"On the other hand, we have to acknowledge that the House of Representatives is not a majority prochoice," Sanchez said. "And I've told that to a lot of prochoice groups. I would count maybe about 150 prochoice votes. You need 218 to get to pass a bill."

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