White House Issues Veto Threat Of Bill Which Restricts Abortions Past 20 Weeks

President Obama is again threatening to wield his veto pen, this time to strike down a bill which would restrict abortions past 20 weeks except in the case of rape and incest, the White House announced Tuesday.

Proposed by Arizona Rep. Trent Franks earlier this month, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, or H.R. 36, would prohibit abortions of unborn children past 20 weeks except where necessary to save the life of the mother and where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest against a minor.

In order to qualify for the rape and incest exception, those criminal acts must have been reported to law enforcement.

The House is scheduled to vote on the measure on Thursday.