Republican National Committee backs 20-week abortion ban

The Republican National Committee passed a resolution to that effect at its spring meetings today, an RNC spokesperson confirmed. Committee members of the RNC, two from each state, gathered in Memphis to hear debates on policy issues and roll out a new GOP data and targeting program. The party is dedicating more resources to matching Democrats’ tech efforts in 2012 and dedicating more field staff to competitive states. It will also hear from Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and vote on resolutions.

The resolution on abortion bans states that “the Republican National Committee strongly supports federal, state, and local pain-capable unborn child legislation that bans abortions at 20 weeks of gestation and beyond.”

The anti-abortion-rights group Susan B. Anthony List praised the vote.

“Americans are united in their support for commonsense legislation to stop abortion more than halfway through pregnancy. We thank the Republican committeemen and women for affirming all efforts to end barbaric late abortions nationwide and urge Democrats to do the same,” SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said.