(DES MOINES) Congressman Steve King says he’s disappointed that a bill prohibiting so-called “gender selection abortions” failed to get enough votes in the house to pass. The bill required a two-thirds majority to pass, but on a 246-168 vote it fell short.
“It is sad that a supermajority of the congress can’t come behind a bill that would protect innocent unborn little baby girls that are being aborted just because they are baby girls,” said King.
King says the “special order” vote required the “supermajority vote”, but he’s going to press house leaders to bring the measure up for a regular vote, where only a majority is required.
Iowa Radio Network