The Senate on Monday blocked a Democratic-led effort to draw up state “for life” laws that seek to codify Roe v. Wade Decision of the Supreme Court into law.
The The Women’s Health Protection Act – sponsored by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) – “invoked the power of Congress” to regulate interstate commerce and argued that ‘the State challenge clinic is very difficult, time consuming and resource intensive. The laws burden or hinder abortion services,” The Daily Wire reported.
“The bill would prohibit state regulations such as ultrasound requirements, waiting times, and certain restrictions on gestational age, including the Texas Heart Rate Act,” the report said. continue.
With a margin of 48-46, this measure did not reach the 60-vote anti-light to call out concealment and transition to a full vote in the chamber. A half-dozen senators did not vote, and Senator Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) opposed the bill along with fellow Republicans.
Democrats lamented the failure of the measure, which was passed by the Demo-controlled House.
“Roe v. Wade is being hung by an increasingly thin rope, which is why I just voted to move forward the Women’s Health Protection Act – a bill that would protect access to abortion,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said. “It is with disappointment that this important effort has not been successful.”
Roe v. Wade is tied by an increasingly thin rope, which is why I just voted to move forward with the Women’s Health Protection Act — a bill that would protect access to abortion. It is disappointing that this important effort has not been successful.
– Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) March 1, 2022
“Tonight, Democrats stood up for abortion rights & defended #RoeVWade as the law of the land. Unlike Republicans, we’ve made it clear that we trust patients to make their own decisions about their bodies and their families,” added Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). “We didn’t get the results we wanted, but I’m not giving up.”
Tonight, Democrats stand up for abortion rights and defend #RoeVWade like the law of the land. Unlike Republicans, we have made it clear that we trust patients to make their own decisions about their bodies and families.
We didn’t get the results we wanted, but I didn’t give up. pic.twitter.com/FngIPuSMxf
– Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) March 1, 2022
Republicans, however, cheered the bill’s failure.
“The Women’s Health Protection Act is a dangerous and wise attempt to codify Roe v. Wade and create federal abortion rights,” said Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS).
The Women’s Health Protection Act was a dangerous and confusing attempt to codify Roe v. Wade and create federal abortion rights.
– Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) March 1, 2022
“I am pleased to be standing with so many of my colleagues against this attack on the most vulnerable members of our society. We will continue to fight for life.”
“The Women’s Health Protection Act is an attack against the health of women and unborn children,” said Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
The Women’s Health Protection Act is an attack against the health of women and unborn children. Today, I voted against this bill that will open the way to abortion on demand & legalize late abortion.
– Senator Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) March 1, 2022
“Today, I voted against this bill that will open the way to abortion on demand and legalize late abortion.”
The Democratic push to pass the legislation comes as the United States Supreme Court considers a case involving Mississippi’s life, Dobbs sues Jackson Women’s Health OrganizationBan all abortions after 15 weeks.
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