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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks to an aide as senators arrive before a procedural vote on the Women's Health Protection Act to codify the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

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Dems' bid to secure Roe v. Wade falls to GOP-led filibuster
May 11, 2022 2 p.m.

Dems' bid to secure Roe v. Wade falls to GOP-led filibuster

The Senate fell far short Wednesday in a rushed effort toward enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion access as federal law, 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.