Democrat votes with Republicans to defeat attempt to protect abortion rights

An attempt to protect abortion rights with a federal law in the US has failed.

The bid to preserve the rights – first enshrined in the Roe v Wade bill of 1973 – came following the leak of a Supreme Court document that appeared to suggest justices planned to overturn the almost 50-year-old legislation this summer.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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