The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the country’s debate on abortion in the 2018 term.
Sikh women participate in an Interfaith Vigil in Washington, DC, the day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in three cases on reproductive rights. #WomensRightsMattershttps://t.co/NMIZx69Lju pic.twitter.com/17ML7QbfTz — CNN International (@cnni) June 30, 2018
Methodists gather outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, for Women’s March on Washington, held in front of the nation’s highest court. #Women’sMarchOnDC pic.twitter.com/rjhAbi7xVY — CNN (@CNN) June 29, 2018
At a rally in front of the Supreme Court, marchers from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs said their message to the court was “vote out the justice system that perpetuates hate.”
Patrons join demonstrators outside the Supreme Court. Supporters of pro-abortion rights groups headed to Washington from across the nation marched on the nation’s highest court to protest the court’s recent court decisions against Roe v. Wade. https://t.co/yWnOaxmRs3 pic.twitter.com/W3hLi49V8Y — CNN International (@cnni) June 29, 2018
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at the time Roe v. Wade was decided, spoke Thursday, saying the day will be remembered for “the very best in our democracy.”
At the #WomensMarch on Washington, Madeleine Albright remembers @RoeVRLaw & explains why the day it was decided will be remembered as the very best in our democracy. https://t.co/Ah7hJHbMz2 pic.twitter.com/BGJ92TnQxJ — CNN International (@cnni) June 29, 2018
The U.S. Senate’s top Republican says his party will return to open talks about a deal to stave off a government shutdown. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the comments as the GOP worked to overcome an expected procedural hurdle in the lower chamber, setting up potential agreements for resolving major partisan issues before July 4.
Sen. Mitch McConnell says he wants to make sure the bills that make their way to the Senate floor have support. If Republicans get support in the house, the Senate would vote on those bills. That could then pave the way for a series of government funding bills until September.
Reuters contributed to this report.