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US House passes abortion defence bills in response to end of Roe protections Abortion defence bill
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US House passes abortion defence bills in response to end of Roe protections

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jul 2022, 12:01 am

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The United States House of Representatives on Friday passed a pair of bills to federally protect women’s access to abortions in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling and allow state restrictions on the procedure.

Lawmakers passed the Women’s Health Protection Act in a vote of 219-210 and the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act in a vote of 223-205.

Republican opposition to the first bill was unanimous, with one Democrat joining them in voting against its passage. Three Republicans joined all Democrats in passing the second bill.

The two bills, which are expected to face a greater hurdle to passage in the Senate, came in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in June to overturn abortion protections initially granted by the Roe v. Wade ruling and allow states greater freedom to regulate abortion.