US Senate to vote on abortion rights bill on Wednesday, Schumer says By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Protesters supporting reproductive rights demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S. May 6, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

(Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on legislation to codify the right to abortion into law in reaction to the leaked draft ruling indicating the Supreme Court is set to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe c . Wade, said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Sunday.

“Every American will see the position of every senator,” Schumer said at a news conference with heads of state in New York. Republicans “can’t dodge it anymore. Republicans tried to dodge it.”

The Democrat said he will file a closure on Monday and the 100-seat chamber will vote on the bill on Wednesday.

Schumer called the proposed ruling an “abomination,” noting that a majority of Americans want to preserve women’s right to abortion and health care.

“The choice shouldn’t be with a handful of right-wing judges. The choice shouldn’t be with a handful of right-wing politicians. It’s a woman’s right. It’s plain and simple,” he said. -he declares.

Last week, a draft decision was leaked showing a majority of the nation’s highest court would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the legal precedent guaranteeing access to abortion for Americans.

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