U.S. House Judiciary Committee debates abortion in advance of landmark court ruling

Democrats said hearing was essential to informing Americans, while Republicans testified state legislatures should set policy

By: - May 18, 2022 3:28 pm
Abortion-Rights Advocates Protest At Justice Alito's House

Abortion rights advocates stage a protest outside U.S. Associated Justice Samuel Alito’s house on May 9, 2022, in Alexandria, Virginia. In a leaked initial draft majority opinion obtained by Politico and authenticated by Chief Justice John Roberts, Alito wrote that the cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey should be overturned, which would end federal protection of abortion rights across the country. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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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.