(WASHINGTON) — Most late-term abortions would be outlawed under legislation Republicans pushed through the House on Tuesday, a major priority of the GOP and conservative groups that won’t reach an eager President Donald Trump because it faces certain Senate defeat.

The House approved the measure by a near party-line 237-189 vote. Though the bill’s fate is sealed, the push for abortion restrictions remains a touchstone issue for most Republicans, even as the party splinters between traditionalist conservatives and anti-establishment voters looking to roil Washington.

Trump was ready to sign the measure, and White House officials sent lawmakers a letter saying the measure “would help to facilitate the culture of life to which our nation aspires.” That praise was in contrast to the certain veto

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