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LaMalfa Supports Abortion Bill on House Floor

Nevada County’s Congressman Doug LaMalfa says he supports a bill that would punish doctors and other medical professionals for not caring for a fetus that survives an abortion…

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LaMalfa used his one minute of time allowed on the House floor yesterday to say he’s signing a petition to support the bill, introduced last month by Republican Ann Wagner of Missouri…

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The bill, which seems to be split along party lines, could land doctors in prison for up to five years for neglecting a fetus that survives an abortion. Some opponents say the bill paints an untrue picture that killing fetuses is a regular practice. Planned Parenthood says while the legislation seems well-intentioned, it’s a direct attack on women’s health and rights.


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