WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) joined Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, MD (D-Wash.-08) in reintroducing legislation to protect medical providers in states like New Jersey – where abortion care remains legal – from Republicans’ attempts to restrict their practice and create uncertainty about their legal liability.
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"House Republicans are abandoning a years-long push by their party to pass a federal abortion ban and are exploring other ways to advance their anti-abortion agenda – a remarkable shift that underscores how the GOP is wrestling with an issue that has become a political landmine for their party. In interviews with dozens of Republicans, the vast majority – even among the staunchest opponents of abortion– rejected the idea of Congress pursuing a national ban and said leadership has no plans on the horizon for it to be a centerpiece of their agenda, despite passing federal restrictions on the procedure in previous…
"Access to mifepristone, one of the two pills involved in a medication abortion, will be preserved for now after the Supreme Court blocked a federal judge's ruling in Texas while litigation continues..."
"The Supreme Court on Friday allowed full access to the abortion pill mifepristone, resolving for now a massive and fast moving conflict over the drug while the underlying lawsuit is decided..."