Could Anti-Abortion Legislation Make it to President Obama’s Desk?

Now that the House has passed legislation banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, advocates have been wondering if it can receive consideration in the newly-minted GOP-led Senate.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., ended the mystery on Friday, telling conservatives at the Faith and Freedom Coalition, “a bill that in the past in the Senate couldn’t even get past, I promise you will be getting a vote.”

But it’s still a long shot the bill will make it out of Congress thanks to Democratic opposition.

McConnell didn’t say when he’d take up the legislation, which is sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who is running for the GOP presidential nomination. A McConnell aide said the schedule isn’t set beyond next week, when the Senate will be considering trade legislation.

But McConnell declared “it’s high time,” to bring to the Senate a debate that has long been limited to the GOP-led House.