The legislation would make abortion rights government policy. The President promised to sign the bill it "first thing" as President during a speech to Planned Parenthood in 2008. In an April 2009 speech the President said the bill was not his "highest legislative priority. The bill won't pass the Republican House, and he hasn't touched the issue since.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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