Senate to vote next week on protecting abortion

Source: SFGate

“The Senate will vote next week on legislation that would codify abortion rights into federal law as Democrats mount their response to the Supreme Court’s leaked draft decision that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. The procedural vote, scheduled for Wednesday, will mostly be symbolic and once again show the limits of the Democratic majority in the 50-50 Senate. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., does not have the necessary 60 votes to overcome a Republican filibuster and move ahead with the bill, which means the effort is certain to fail. But he said members of both parties need to go on record about where they stand. ‘Next week’s vote will be one of the most important we ever take,’ Schumer said Thursday. ‘Because it deals with one of the most personal and difficult decisions a woman ever has to make in her life.'” (05/05/22)