Bills aiming to restrict late-term abortions fail in committee

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A legislative committee has blocked two anti-abortion bills. 

The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted to stop a bill allowing hospitals and doctors to opt out of performing an abortion for moral or religious reasons. 

It also voted against a bill restricting late-term abortions and requiring minors to receive parental consent for the procedure. 

Advocates of the bill argue late-term abortions endanger the mother and the fetus. Opponents say the final decision belongs to the woman. 

The bills’ sponsors say they will bring the bills back again next year.

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