US lawmakers to vote on creating a federal right to abortion after Roe v Wade decision leak
The Metro says the US Senate will vote on legislation to codify the right to abortion into federal law, after a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion showed that the conservative majority intends to overturn Roe v Wade.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, spoke after Politico on Monday night published the draft opinion reflecting the court plans to strike down the landmark 1973 decision guaranteeing federal constitutional protections of abortion rights.
‘A vote on this legislation is not an abstract exercise, this is as urgent and real as it gets,’ Schumer said on the Senate floor on Tuesday morning.
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