Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: Federal law banning or making abortion legal unlikely

Related video above: Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra addresses abortion action planSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently addressed last week’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and whether there will be a federal law targeting abortion.“I think the issue is going to be decided at the state level. Any such measure would require 60 votes in the Senate. Neither side on this issue has had 60 in my memory,” McConnell said. McConnell spoke to about 6o members of Kentucky’s Florence Rotary Club at the Florence Nature Center Monday.While McConnell did not say if he would support a federal ban on abortions, his remarks are a good indication that Congress would not pass a law banning abortions or making them legal. At Monday’s event, McConnell also talked about the Supreme Court’s decision to defend prayers on the football field. The court ruled Monday that a high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer” in public schools.The court ruled 6-3 for the coach with the court’s conservative justices in the majority and its liberals in dissent. “That violated, not only religious freedom, but free speech rights,” McConnell said. “Chalk one up for the Supreme Court.”The case was the latest in a line of rulings for religious plaintiffs.

Related video above: Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra addresses abortion action plan

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently addressed last week’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and whether there will be a federal law targeting abortion.

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“I think the issue is going to be decided at the state level. Any such measure would require 60 votes in the Senate. Neither side on this issue has had 60 in my memory,” McConnell said.

McConnell spoke to about 6o members of Kentucky’s Florence Rotary Club at the Florence Nature Center Monday.

While McConnell did not say if he would support a federal ban on abortions, his remarks are a good indication that Congress would not pass a law banning abortions or making them legal.

At Monday’s event, McConnell also talked about the Supreme Court’s decision to defend prayers on the football field.

The court ruled Monday that a high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer” in public schools.

The court ruled 6-3 for the coach with the court’s conservative justices in the majority and its liberals in dissent.

“That violated, not only religious freedom, but free speech rights,” McConnell said. “Chalk one up for the Supreme Court.”

The case was the latest in a line of rulings for religious plaintiffs.

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