Republicans Block Bill To Codify Roe v. Wade Once Again
Legislation aimed at safeguarding abortion rights across the country failed in the Senate for the second time this year as a conservative majority on the Supreme Court prepares to strike down its landmark 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade.
The Women’s Health Protection Act would create federal protections for providing and accessing abortion services. The House already passed the bill, but Senate Republicans blocked it from advancing earlier this year.
Faced with few legislative options in the narrowly divided Senate, Democrats are hoping their renewed effort to codify abortion rights will...