CNN reporter Jessica Dean says there is a “long road to go” for protecting abortion rights following the US Senate blocking legislation.
US senators voted 49 to 51 to reject the legislation – the bill was introduced following a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicating the potential of overturning the landmark ruling Roe v Wade.
Ms Dean said Democrats did not have the votes and knew the legislation would not pass.
“The Supreme Court is going to move the way it’s going to move, regardless of what’s happening in Congress,” she told Sky News Australia.
“So a long road to go.”