House passes bill to protect abortion rights in response to restrictive Texas law

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference about the House vote on H.R. 3755, the "Women's Health Protection Act" legislation to "establish a federally protected right to abortion access" at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2021.Kevin Lamarque | ReutersHouse Democrats on Friday approved wide-ranging legislation to protect abortion rights, a swift but mostly symbolic response to the Supreme Court's refusal to block a Texas law banning most abortions.The bill, which passed 218-211, is principally a show of solidarity given that the bill, the Women's Health Protection Act, will face steep opposition from Senate Republicans and is not expected to advance through the chamber.Democrats believe the bill would guarantee the right to abortion through federal law and cement the decision of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to the procedure.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., worked quickly
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