The House plans to vote on legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks on the same day as the annual March for Life next Thursday.

Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators descend on Washington every year on Jan. 22, which is the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.

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Legislation introduced by Reps. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksArizona New Members 2019 Cook shifts 8 House races toward Dems Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership MORE (R-Ariz.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), titled the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Supporters of the bill maintain that fetuses can feel pain by the approximate halfway stage of a pregnancy.

The bill would allow exceptions in cases involving rape, incest or if the mother's life is in danger.

Republican lawmakers will make an appearance at the Jan. 22 march. House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersHillicon Valley: Trump backs potential Microsoft, TikTok deal, sets September deadline | House Republicans request classified TikTok briefing | Facebook labels manipulated Pelosi video Top House Republicans request classified TikTok briefing More than 100 lawmakers urge IRS to resolve stimulus payment issues MORE (R-Wash.) and Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottLobbyists see wins, losses in GOP coronavirus bill Revered civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis lies in state in the Capitol GOP plan would boost deduction for business meals MORE (R-S.C.) will lead the congressional delegation in the March for Life this year. Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and at least one Democrat, Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), are also slated as featured speakers.

House Republicans have passed versions of the legislation in the past two sessions of Congress since taking control of the chamber, but the Democratic-Senate never took up those bills.

Franks stirred controversy when the House considered the measure in committee in June 2013 after he claimed the rate of pregancy resulting from rape is "very low." Blackburn subsequently led the floor debate in Franks's place.