Rubio Wants to Be Lead Sponsor of Senate Abortion Bill

by Andrew Johnson

Marco Rubio wants to be the main sponsor of an upcoming Senate bill that would place a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

“If someone else would like to do it instead of me, I’m more than happy to consider it, but I’d like to be the lead sponsor,” Rubio said. “I feel very strongly about this issue.”

The Florida senator said he was certain that a 20-week ban would be constitutional, but did not specify exactly how. But such questions may be moot in a Democrat-controlled Senate: Majority leader Harry Reid’s staff has said he doesn’t want to bring the bill up for a vote, though the senator did tell NBC he would be “happy to take a look at” the legislation.

The House passed a similar bill earlier this year following the verdict in the Kermit Gosnell case.

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