May 31, 2012
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. House of Representatives fell short in its effort to prohibit abortions based on a baby's sex.
In a roll call Thursday (May 31), the House voted 246-168 for the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act but lacked the two-thirds majority required for passage. Supporters needed 30 more votes based on the number of members who participated in the roll call. The bill came to the floor for a vote under "suspension of the rules," which mandates a super-majority for approval.
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