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House Republican Anti-Abortion Bill Falls Through

Anti-abortion activists stage a 'die-in' in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2015 on the eve of the 42rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v Wade to legalize abortion in the U.S. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-abortion activists stage a 'die-in' in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2015 on the eve of the 42rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v Wade to legalize abortion in the U.S. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Today is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion. Thousands of anti-abortion activists have gathered in Washington for an anti-Roe v. Wade demonstration.

Meanwhile, House Republicans are proposing legislation to chip away at abortion rights, but a bill initially planned for a vote today fell through last night, when women Republicans objected to rape exception language.

Rick Klein, political director of ABC News, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details.

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