Senate Votes to Ban Abortion Procedure

The Senate approves a hotly debated bill banning a procedure that opponents call "partial birth abortion." Congressional proponents tried for years to impose the ban, but were thwarted by vetoes from President Clinton. They're confident that with George Bush in the White House, their bill will become law. NPR's David Welna reports.



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