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Senate Passes Fetal Protection Bill

The Senate approves legislation making it a separate crime to kill or injure a fetus while committing a federal crime against a pregnant woman. Opponents denounce the bill as an effort to undermine abortion rights by recognizing a fetus as a person. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and NPR's Andrea Seabrook.

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Andrea Seabrook covers Capitol Hill as NPR's Congressional Correspondent.