Lawmakers Mull Responses Following the Fall of Roe

Good morning. Both chambers of Congress are out this week, so we’ll keep this edition to the point.

With Dobbs Ruling, House Republicans Eye New Abortion Limits

If Republicans take the House in November, members will rally around at least one agenda item with renewed intensity: new federal restrictions on abortions.

After the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last week, lawmakers are considering new avenues to limit abortions. Instead of a 20-week abortion ban that Republicans have passed in the House in prior years, the party could advance a stricter 15-week abortion ban, GOP Rep. Chris Smith said last week. Given the dynamics—a Democratic president still in office and a higher threshold for passing most bills in the Senate—these bills are likely to amount to messaging items without the chance of becoming law, for now.

From CNN’s story:

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