As the House prepares to vote Tuesday on a bill that would ban abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy, President Obama has issued a threat to veto the legislation.
The White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) Monday which indicates that the President has been advised to veto the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act if it passed the House and Senate.
According to the SAP:
The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 1797, which would unacceptably restrict women’s health and reproductive rights and is an assault on a woman’s right to choose. Women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care, and Government should not inject itself into decisions best made between a woman and her doctor.