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Schumer says he is aiming to hold vote next week on bill to codify abortion rights – Metro US

Schumer says he is aiming to hold vote next week on bill to codify abortion rights

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority
FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hold a news conference about legislative efforts to lower gas prices, on Capitol Hill in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Democrats will put forward a bill that will codify abortion rights into law this week, with a vote taking place next week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said at a weekly press conference on Tuesday.

The announcement comes after a leaked draft decision showed a majority of the country’s top court would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the legal precedent ensuring abortion access for Americans.

(Reporting by Moira Warburton in Washington; Editing by Chris Reese)

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