House votes pro-life; Senate in doubtCharlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 5/5/2011 8:20:00 AM
The House has passed a comprehensive bill banning use of federal tax dollars for abortion -- but it's unlikely to gain approval in the Senate.
The vote for H.R. 3 (251-175) was essentially along party lines, with 235 Republicans voting for the measure (five did not vote) and only 16 Democrats joining them (one did not vote). The bill, sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-New Jersey) had 227 co-sponsors. "The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" now goes to the Democratic-led Senate, where it is not expected to pass; in addition, the White House this week threatened to veto it if it made it that far.