Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was unhappy that House Republicans didn't take a vote
on a bill banning most late-term abortions on Thursday.
"I hope they don't continue to disappoint us because voters outside of D.C. are looking for a big change, not incremental changes," Jindal said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."
House Republicans did pass another bill
later in the day, but Jindal wanted them to pass a bill that banned most abortions after 20 weeks. That bill failed to gain the support of several Republican women because its exception for rape and incest required the crime to have been reported to police.
Jindal said that provision was irrelevant since the bill applied only to late-term abortions anyway, and he would have preferred Republicans take an up-or-down vote on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that allowed abortion throughout the country.
"It shouldn't take a lot of political courage to stand up and say we are going to end late-term abortions in America," Jindal said. "We elected a conservative Republican majority to stand up for our values. One of those important values is the dignity, the sacredness of innocent human life."
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