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House finishes session with abortion vote

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Mississippi House of Representatives has finished its final business of the 2010 regular session.

Members voted 88-25 Wednesday to remove a procedural hold on an anti-abortion bill.

The legislation would ban the public funding of abortion in any health exchanges that will be created under a federal health care law.

Mississippi has had a law since 2002 banning any federal, state or local tax dollars from being used for abortion.

The bill now goes to Governor Barbour.

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