U.S. House Approves Two Abortion Rights Bills

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a two bills that codify Roe vs. Wade into law and protecting women who travel out of state to obtain an abortion.

Neither bill is expected to pass the Senate, where a 60-vote supermajority is needed. The Senate is currently split evenly between Democrats and Republicans.

House lawmakers voted 219 to 210 narrowly passing the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would make the 1973 landmark ruling in the abortion case Roe vs. Wade law.   All Republicans voted against the bill.

The House also voted 223 to 205 in favor of the Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act – a bill that protects a woman’s right to travel across state lines to obtain an abortion, even if the medical treatment is banned in their home state.

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