Louisiana governor and potential presidential candidate Bobby Jindal said it was a "shame" that House Republican leaders had to put aside a bill banning abortions occuring after the 20th week of pregnancy. Speaking on Fox News Thursday night, the Republican said, "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 was responding to the decision by the Republican House to table a bill after some members of the GOP conference raised concerns about some of the language regarding rape exceptions. This, despite the fact that these members had voted for a bill with the exact same language in 2013.
"I wish the leadership had had the courage of their convictions," said Jindal. "Yesterday they said they were going to bring this bill up for a vote today. They blinked. They didn't do it. Now they are saying some time in the future. I think it's a shame." Watch the video below:
The House did pass a bill to prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortions.