For Immediate Release
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Senate Blocks Bill on Abortions
WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after he voted to block legislation that would have prohibited certain abortions:
“Republicans should stop politicizing the right of women in this country to control their own bodies. The decision to end a pregnancy should be made in consultation with a doctor without interference or judgement from politicians.”
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