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As Abortion Bill Nears House Vote, White House Threatens Veto

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It's not likely that Obama will see the bill reach his desk, thanks to numbers in the Senate that better favor the pro-choice community, which is adamantly opposed to H.R. 3. The bill was authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) -- who cut out the "forcible rape" language after criticism from pro-choicers and Democrats -- has many supporters in the Republican-controlled House, and is likely to do well there on Wednesday.

Supporters of the bill in the pro-life community are ramping up their push to get the bill passed. A PAC run by the conservative Family Research Council launched a series of radio ads targeting 12 Representatives and urging them to vote yes.

Should the unexpected happen, the White House made no bones about what Obama would do with H.R. 3 if he gets it.

"The Administration will strongly oppose legislation that unnecessarily restricts women's reproductive freedoms and consumers' private insurance options," the White House said in a statement. "If the President is presented with H.R. 3, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill."

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