May 12, 2022
D.C. News
  • The Senate rejected an effort to limit debate on legislation that would broadly expand abortion rights, a procedural move that keeps the measure from advancing. The bill’s failure comes as the Democratic Party faces enormous pressure to preserve access to abortion nationwide amid fears that the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling will soon be struck down. The final tally was 49 to 51, with Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia joining with Republicans to vote against the measure. (Articles here, here, here, here, and here)