Senate to Vote Wednesday on Abortion Rights Bill

Majority leader said he would file cloture Monday. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced that the Senate will vote on legislation to codify abortion rights into law on Wednesday. His actions follow the leak of the Supreme Court’s pending decision where they are poised to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. 

“Every American will see how every senator stands,” Senator Schumer said in a press conference. The senator has expressed his opposition to the draft decision, saying that a majority of Americans want to preserve the right to an abortion. “Choice should not be up to a handful of right-wing justices. Choice should not be up to a handful of right-wing politicians. It’s a woman’s right. Plain and simple,” he said. 

Senator Schumer said he would file cloture Monday. At least 60 votes are required for “cloture” a move that brings an end to filibuster debate and moves a bill forward to a separate vote on passage. 

The House passed legislation protecting abortion rights in September.  

Senator Schumer called the Wednesday vote “one of the most important we ever take.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For senators as they vote on the abortion legislation.
  • For the right to life and upholding of unborn human rights to prevail.

Sources: CBS News, Reuters


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