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Before being amended to apply to the whole country, Mr. Franks’s bill got support from a majority of the House (220-154) in a 2012 vote. Unfortunately, the House leadership brought the bill up under suspension, so it fell short of the two-thirds majority required to pass. 

A spokesman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the bill will come up under regular order this time.

After it passes, it deserves a vote in the Senate so Americans can know how their representatives in Congress stand on performing abortions on babies who can feel every bit of the pain.