Joe Manchin: I Support 20-Week Abortion Limit in Principle
4:28 PM, Mar 10, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
In a statement to THE WEEKLY STANDARD Monday, Democratic U.S. senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said he's "supportive of the the principles" in the late-term abortion ban that passed his state's legislature by an overwhelming margin this weekend. Manchin did not say if he will vote for a similar piece of federal legislation that would prohibit most abortions during the final four months of pregnancy.
Manchin's full statement:
Manchin is one of many Democrats in the U.S. Senate who hasn't taken a position a federal late-term abortion limit. Majority Leader Harry Reid has refused to bring the legislation, which passed the U.S. House in 2013, up for a vote.
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