(Washington, DC) -- A controversial abortion bill is headed to the Senate after passage by the House.
The Republican measure aims to expand the longstanding prohibition on use of federal taxpayer dollars for abortions. It would prohibit women who qualify for federal subsidies from buying health insurance plans that include abortion services. Democrats call it another Republican attempt to weaken the healthcare reform law and note it has little chance of passage by the Senate. The legislation also faces a presidential veto threat.