U.S. Senate to try again on abortion rights after bombshell disclosure of draft opinion

In the evenly divided Senate, bill will run into problems getting by a legislative filibuster that requires 60 votes for legislation to advance

By: - May 3, 2022 4:10 pm
Abortion rights demonstrators at the U.S. Supreme Court

Abortion rights activists gather on May 3, 2022, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., after news broke the previous night that a draft opinion leaked to the media confirms that the court is considering overturning Roe v. Wade. (Jane Norman/States Newsroom)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.