Senate Democrats return to abortion playbook to find focus during Biden firestorm

Senate Democrats are hoping to take the spotlight away from the party division over President Joe Biden’s political future and put it back on a contentious election-year matter: Abortion.

“This week, Senate Democrats intend to pick up where we left off in June by bringing every single member of this chamber to task on a woman’s fundamental right to choose,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Tuesday.

A trio of Democrats sought to greenlight three separate bills via unanimous consent that would have expanded access to abortion in a post-Roe era. They were individually blocked by Sens. Roger Marshall (R-KS), Ted Budd (R-NC), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS).

On Wednesday, Democrats will hold a vote on legislation to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law to reinstate national abortion access, which will also fail. In
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