“On Wednesday, the Senate failed to push through legislation that would transcribe the constitutional right to abortion into federal law – a symbolic gesture that Democrats promise will only be a first step in a broader strategy to mobilize Americans around reproductive rights while the Supreme Court considers overturning Roe v. Wade and related decisions ”, il Washington Post relationships.
“Wednesday’s vote – failed 49-51, well below the 60 votes needed under Senate rules – was largely a revival of a failed February vote organized by Democratic Senate leaders.”
axio: “Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME), two Republican senators who generally oppose abortion restrictions, also voted no on the measure, saying it is too expansive. “