Schumer says he is aiming to hold vote next week on bill to codify abortion rights

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) - Senate Democrats will put forward a bill that will codify abortion rights into law this week, with a vote taking place next week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said at a weekly press conference on Tuesday.

The announcement comes after a leaked draft decision showed a majority of the country's top court would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the legal precedent ensuring abortion access for Americans.

Reporting by Moira Warburton in Washington Editing by Chris Reese

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