In the Senate, the texts submitted to the vote have almost no chance of succeeding because of strong opposition from Republican elected officials to abortion.
The US House of Representatives adopted measures on Friday to protect access to abortion in response to the Supreme Court's about-face, two texts which, barring great surprise, will not pass the test. ;Senate stage.
Just three weeks ago, the Supreme Court dealt a big blow to our fundamental rights, denounced the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. This is why […] we are going to take new measures to defend the freedom of women in terms of procreation, she said just before the vote, surrounded by elected officials dressed in green, the color of pro-abortion rallying.
The first of two bills, passed by the votes of Democrats alone, would again legalize abortion across the entire United States. The other would provide protections for women traveling from one U.S. state to another to have an abortion.
But these texts stand next to no chance of passing. #x27;stage in the Senate, where support from ten Republicans, mostly opposed to abortion rights, would be needed due to supermajority rules.
Since the Supreme Court's decision to annul the federal right to abortion on June 24, several conservative states have already banned abortion on their soil.
The President American Joe Biden is urging Americans to mobilize in November's midterm legislative elections, hoping to expand the majority of Democrats in the Senate.
But these elections are always very dangerous for power in place, and it is very possible that the Democrats will instead lose their slim majority in Congress during the ballot.