U.S. House passes bills to ensure nationwide abortion access, interstate travel

By: - July 15, 2022 3:40 pm

People protest against Georgia’s “heartbeat” bill at the Capitol building. The law would prohibit nearly all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected and was set to take effect on Jan. 1 until a federal court blocked it. It’s currently under appeal. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images.

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.