GOP Congress Takes Heat for Canceling Abortion Bill

On the heels of President Obama’s threat to veto the Republican-sponsored ban on abortion after 20 weeks, the Republican House is taking serious heat for abandoning the measure this week.

With a very thin veil of threat, Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, fired back, “I believe in political retribution, otherwise you might as well close up shop.”

Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, echoed the sentiment:

“I think that there probably will be [primary challenges]. I think there will be some consequences for this.”

After threats from more moderate Republicans over a provision in the bill concerning rape victims, party leaders quickly replaced it with a bill to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions which passed out of the House along party lines.