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The Risk of Rushing Through Legislation

New Hampshire Republicans almost legally authorized pregnant women to commit murder last week, providing a cautionary tale for their colleagues in Congress.
Source: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

After weeks of secret drafting and backroom negotiations, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled Senate Republicans’ health-care bill on Thursday to a cold reception. If it becomes law, the 142-page bill will overhaul one-sixth of the U.S. economy and change how many Americans make life-and-death decisions. Senators will have little time to digest its full impact: McConnell says he wants a vote on the bill next week.

An unusual legislative blunder by his fellow Republicans in the New Hampshire state legislature earlier this month might serve as a cautionary

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