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WASHINGTON, DC–Wednesday, in response to the failed Senate vote to advance the Women’s Health Protection Action, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law released the following statements: Damon Hewitt, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee expressed his displeasure with the Senate vote:“We are deeply disappointed with today’s failed vote in the Senate to advance the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would codify the legal right to abortion under federal law. The need to act is urgent. Based on a draft Supreme Court opinion, which became public last week, it appears a majority of justices are prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade.While this decision has not yet been issued and abortion remains legal in the United States, the danger is imminent. If issued, the court’s decision would hurt all abortion seekers but would have a disproportionate impact on Black and Brown communities, low-income communities, people in rural areas, and young people. We need bold federal legislation to ensure that all people have equitable access to the reproductive health care they need, including abortion, regardless of the state in which they live.