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In fiery abortion debate, GOP sees an opening

Senators hope to get vote on ban after 20 weeks

WASHINGTON — It reads like a who’s who of the next generation of Republican Party leaders: Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rob Portman.

But what is bringing all these marquee political names together is not the Iowa State Fair or a Tea Party rally on the National Mall. Rather, they are all talking about how to advance a bill in the Senate to ban abortion at 20 weeks after fertilization.

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