Anti-abortion Movement at ‘Historic Moment’?

A longtime anti-abortion advocate said Thursday that the movement has reached a “historic moment” that could lead to the first new national restrictions in four decades.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony’s List, highlighted a GOP-led bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks that is expected to see a vote next week.

“It’s the passion of the leadership of the House and the passion of the leadership of the Senate,” Dannenfelser told reporters at the National Press Club on Thursday. “It will be the first time in 40 years that we will have drawn a line.”

The bill, which was introduced the first day of the new Congress, would be the first anti-abortion measure to see Senate vote since President Obama was sworn into office.