House approves legislation to protect abortion access across US

Vote was largely symbolic as two bills stand all but no chance of overcoming Republican opposition in the evenly-divided Senate

Lauren Gambino, Chris Stein in Washington and Adam Gabbatt in New York
Fri 15 Jul 2022

The House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation that would protect abortion access nationwide, the first action by Democrats in Congress to respond to the supreme court decision in late June overturning Roe v Wade.

The vote was largely symbolic – the bills stand all but no chance of overcoming Republican opposition in the evenly divided Senate, where 60 votes are needed to move legislation forward.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/15/house-abortion-vote-approved