Democrats push abortion vote after leaked SCOTUS draft threatens Roe

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Abortion: SCOTUS draft on ending Roe mobilizes Capitol Hill Democrats

Even though they don’t have the votes for passage, Senate Democrats want to get Republicans on record leading up to the crucial midterm elections.

  • The Senate will vote this week on an abortion bill
  • A House Republican is pushing his anti-abortion bill
  • Senate GOP leadership avoided questions about what steps the caucus may take to pass legislation
  • Moderate Republicans believe they can attract centrist Democrats to their Roe protection legislation

WASHINGTON – Democrats and Republicans reset their legislative agendas this week after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion signaled what could be the end to legal abortion across much of the U.S.

Both parties expressed outrage – but for very different reasons.

Senate Democrats are pushing a bill that would make Roe v. Wade the law of the land. Even though they don’t have the votes for passage, the larger goal is to getsenators on record leading up to the crucial midterm elections, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday. 

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