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Opinion Kansas voters sent a message. Will Congress listen?

The Kansas vote on an amendment that would have removed the right to an abortion from the state constitution was the first test of voter sentiment since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June overturning Roe v. Wade. The loss of access to abortion has created untold hardship and placed in jeopardy the health of those who can get pregnant across the country. Congress needs to restore Roe's protections as federal law, says Biden. A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a more modest measure that would codify federal abortion protections formerly provided by Roe. It has been assailed by abortion rights advocates as not going far enough and is given little chance of getting the 10 Republican votes needed to overcome a filibuster, we urge Democrats.