McConnell doesn’t rule out U.S. Senate vote outlawing abortion if GOP takes control

Getting any abortion bill through the chamber is especially challenging task for either political party due to legislative filibuster

By: - May 9, 2022 3:30 pm
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to reporters following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 14, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t ruling out bringing a nationwide abortion ban up for a vote, should the U.S. Supreme Court end the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy and his party regains the chamber in the November elections.

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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.

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