Police arrest 35 people, including 17 Democratic lawmakers, at an abortion rights protest outside the Supreme Court.
Senate falls far short in its effort toward enshrining Roe v Wade abortion access as federal law, blocked by a Republican filibuster in a blunt display of America's partisan divide over landmark court decision.
Senate will vote on legislation to codify abortion rights into law on Wednesday in reaction to leaked draft decision indicating Supreme Court is poised to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Several groups that advocate abortion rights announce four "anchor marches" in New York, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as "hundreds of events all across the country" on May 14.
Pro-abortion advocates say they worry the potential loss of abortion rights, protected by the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, across the US will greatly impact women's rights and their health, especially those from downtrodden communities.
Argentina on the cusp of legalising abortion over the objections of its influential Roman Catholic Church, with the Senate preparing to vote on a measure backed by the ruling party that has already passed in the lower house.
Protesters used art and civil disobedience to draw attention to the wide range of problems women face - from FGM to domestic violence to the gender pay gap.
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