Schumer said the Senate will vote Wednesday on the abortion rights bill


(Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday will vote on legislation to legalize abortion rights into law in response to a leaked draft resolution that indicates the Supreme Court is preparing to overturn its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. He said on Sunday.

“Every American will see the position of every senator,” Schumer said during a news conference with state leaders in New York. Republicans “couldn’t evade him anymore. Republicans tried to evade him.”

The Democrat said he will present a hearing on Monday and the 100-seat House will vote on the bill on Wednesday.

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Schumer called the bill “distasteful,” noting that the majority of Americans want to preserve the right to abortion and women’s health care.

“Choice should not be for a few right-wing judges. It shouldn’t be for a few right-wing politicians. It’s a woman’s right. Plain and simple,” he said.

A draft ruling leaked last week shows that a majority of the nation’s Supreme Court will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, a legal precedent that ensures abortion will reach Americans. Read more

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(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien) Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Daniel Wallis

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