best casino sites 0

Share

After Supreme Court Opinion Draft Leak Overturning Roe v. Wade, Lawmakers Weigh Next Steps

Draft affects the calculus for November’s midterm elections

Protesters marched in several American cities after Politico published a leaked draft opinion indicating that Roe v. Wade may be overturned. The 1973 precedent established a constitutional right to an abortion. Photo: Eric Lee for The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—Democratic and Republican leaders are weighing their next political steps on abortion after a leaked draft opinion suggested that the Supreme Court was poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

The prospect of such a ruling just months before midterm elections that will determine which party controls Congress has Senate Democratic leaders planning to put on the floor next week a bill to codify the existing abortion right laid out by Roe and related court decisions. It has no chance of passing because of Republican opposition in a 50-50 Senate, where procedures require a supermajority to advance most legislation. But Democrats could point to the blockade in an attempt to energize voters, particularly as some GOP-led states mobilize to enact laws banning the procedure.

To Read the Full Story

Continue reading your article with
a WSJ membership