Post Politics Now: House Republicans turn their attention to restricting abortion rights

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) participates in a television interview with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

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Today, the Republican-led House passed two abortion-related measures. One condemns attacks “on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches,” while the other forces medical practitioners to provide care to infants who survive an abortion — a very rare occurrence. Neither is expected to advance in the Senate, but the measures underscore a marked change in messaging on the issue now that Republicans control the House chamber.

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