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US Senate rejects bill to make abortion legal in the country

O Capitólio, sede do Congresso dos Estados Unidos

The Capitol, seat of the United States Congress| Photo: EFE/EPA/SAMUEL CORUM

The United States Senate rejected this Wednesday (11) a proposal to make abortion legal in the country. The project, perceived as a gesture of protest in the face of the imminent overthrow of federal jurisprudence on the subject in the USA, had 49 votes in favor and 49 ) contrary. They were necessary at least 60 for it to be debated in the house.

11182117According to information from the Reuters agency, all 50 GOP senators voted against the bill. Among Democrats, the only senator to vote against was Joe Manchin.

Last week, Politico released the draft of a decision that indicates that the Supreme Court should reverse the understanding of the case Roe v. Wade, of 960, which authorized abortion in the country under certain circumstances, and to return to the American states the freedom to legislate on the subject . The official decision must be released by July.

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