Senate To Vote On Legislation To Codify Abortion Rights Into Federal Law
Republicans are expected to block the legislation from passing.
May 11, 2022 at 1:03 pm
The Senate is expected to vote on legislation in an attempt to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law. The vote will take place on Wednesday and follows the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion that signified a ruling to overturn the historic Supreme Court case.
The draft majority opinion penned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rejects the 1973 decision guaranteeing federal constitutional protections of abortion rights.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Justice Alito wrote in the draft, according to Politico.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he said in the document. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”