© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Pro-reproductive rights protesters demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., May 6, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
(Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will vote on legislation to codify abortion rights on Wednesday in response to a leaked draft ruling that suggested the Supreme Court would overturn its landmark 1973 Roe c. Wade, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. Sunday.
“Every American will see where every senator stands,” Schumer said at a news conference with heads of state in New York. Republicans “can’t run away from it anymore. Republicans try to run away from it.»
The Democrat said he would file a shutdown request on Monday, and the 100-seat House would vote on the bill on Wednesday.
Schumer called the proposed ruling “abhorrent,” noting that most Americans want to uphold women’s rights to abortion and health care.
“The choice shouldn’t be with a few right-wing judges. The choice shouldn’t be with a few right-wing politicians. It’s women’s rights. It’s simple,” he said.
Last week, a draft decision was leaked showing that a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, a legal precedent that guarantees Americans abortions.