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House Democrats Pass Post-Roe Abortion Access Legislation

  • Republicans expected to block abortion legislation in Senate
  • Pelosi urges voters to strengthen Democrats’ Senate majority
The US Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

The US Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg

The US House on Friday passed two bills aimed at protecting abortion access that, given the long odds for the legislation in the Senate, serve primarily as a political marker for Democrats ahead of the November midterm elections. 

The bills, passed largely along party lines three weeks after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision, now head to the Senate, where Republicans are expected to block the legislation if it is called up.