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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after casting a no vote against an effort by Democrats to enshrine Roe v. Wade abortion access into federal law, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The 51-49 vote was blocked by a Republican filibuster in a blunt display of the nation's partisan divide over the landmark court decision and the limits of legislative action. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate rejects Democrat-led abortion bill

A Democrat-led bill to force states to keep abortions legal has failed to advance in the Senate. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) confirmed the senators “duly chosen and sworn and not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed to.” There were 49 “yes” votes compared the 51 “no” votes.