The abortion fight to come: why US Congressional control matters
July 08, 2022
New York Times columnist Emily Bazelon says the Justice Department is working to ensure states can't ban abortion pills, which are federally approved.
But then Congress (as a whole) will be a tough sell, she tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.
The House could enshrine Roe v. Wade into law, but it'll surely die in the Senate, where Democrats remain "paralyzed" over getting rid of the filibuster. And then, of course, the next Congress could repeal the whole thing.
Still, even if Republicans win control of both houses in November, she doubts the GOP majority will move to outlaw abortion at the federal level.
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