The Senate blocks the bill to codify the right to abortion

“On Wednesday, the Senate failed to push through legislation that would transcribe the constitutional right to abortion into federal law – a symbolic gesture that Democrats promise will only be a first step in a broader strategy to mobilize Americans around reproductive rights while the Supreme Court considers overturning Roe v. Wade and related decisions ”, il Washington Post relationships.

“Wednesday’s vote – failed 49-51, well below the 60 votes needed under Senate rules – was largely a revival of a failed February vote organized by Democratic Senate leaders.”

axio: “Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME), two Republican senators who generally oppose abortion restrictions, also voted no on the measure, saying it is too expansive. “

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