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US House approves abortion up to 24 weeks, but bill likely to shipwreck in Senate

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A presidente da Câmara, a democrata Nancy Pelosi, faz discurso de apoio ao projeto em frente ao Capitólio, nesta sexta-feira

Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, makes a speech in support of the project in front of the Capitol, this Friday )| Photo: EFE/EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

The United States House of Representatives, with a majority of congressmen from the Democratic Party, approved this Friday (15) a bill to stop the ban on abortion in the country before pregnancy reaches 15 weeks.

The article had 219 favorable votes and 205 contrary. However, the bill has little chance of advancing in the Senate, where Democrats and Republicans share the house (24 senators from each side) and it is necessary to get ten votes from the opposing side to make a proposal to advance.

The Chamber had already approved a bill in this sense, but it was overturned in May in the Senate.

The House of Representatives also approved this Friday a bill to ban the criminalization of women who travel to another state to have an abortion. , with 223 votes in favor and 67 contrary.

The approval of the two proposals is a response by Democrats to a decision last month by the United States Supreme Court that overturned federal jurisprudence in the United States. case Roe v. Wade, from 960, and returned to the American states the freedom to legislate on abortion.

Since then, states governed by the Republican Party have applied laws to ban or restrict the procedure and others are expected to take effect within the next few weeks.

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