Abortion rights bill: Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar only Democrat to buck party in vote

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Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar was the only Democrat to vote against Democrats' abortion rights bill Friday.
Rep. Henry Cuellar was the only Democrat to vote against his party's major abortion bill in the House of Representatives Friday – continuing his centrist streak that's become very high profile in recent months between the migrant surge at the border and the negotiations over Democrats' massive spending plans.

The bill, led by Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., passed by a final tally of 218 to 211. It bans a wide range of abortion restrictions used regularly by red states. These include waiting periods; bans based on whether or not a child would be able to live outside the womb; and bans based on the reason a woman is getting an abortion.

Cuellar's campaign and congressional office did not immediately return requests for comment.

Cuellar's primary opponent Jessica Cisneros, who is backed by the progressive PAC Justice Democrats, slammed Cuellar Friday.

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"Once against Henry Cuellar refused to stand up for South Texans' reproductive freedom," Cisneros said. "And he's chosen to stand with his Republican allies and turn his…
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