Senate Put The Kibosh On Democrat Attempts To Gut Pro-Life Laws

This past Monday, the Senate has recently put a block on a certain piece of legislation that would have effectively codified Roe v. Wade, effectively overturning a vast number of pro-life laws that have gone into effect at the state level.

The law in question, the Woman’s Health Protection Act, was originally sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). It sought to invoke Congress’s power to regulate interstate trade and put forth the argument that “it is difficult and time and resource-consuming for clinics to challenge State laws that burden or impede abortion services.” The bill itself would have slammed a ban on all state-level regulations such as ultrasound requirements, certain gestational age restrictions, and waiting periods, including laws such as the Texas Heartbeat Act.

Manging to squeak by with a 46 to 48 margin in the Senate, the law was found dead on arrival as it failed to garner the needed 60 votes to officially invoke Cloture and carry out a vote anyway. A group of six legislators refused to vote, all the while, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stood in harsh opposition to the bill with his Republican colleagues.

In the wake of the vote, Democrats stood mourning their loss and failure at passing the legislation, which had already managed to strongarm its way through the House of Representatives.

“Roe v. Wade is hanging on by an ever-thinning thread, which is why I just voted to move forward with the Women’s Health Protection Act — a bill that would protect access to abortion,” claimed Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). “Disappointed that this critical effort did not succeed.”

“Tonight, Democrats stood up to protect the right to abortion & defend #RoeVWade as the law of the land. Unlike Republicans, we made clear that we trust patients to make their own decisions about their bodies & families,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) tacked on. “We didn’t get the outcome we wanted, but I’m not giving up.”

Many Republicans, however, celebrated the failure of the up-and-coming bill.

“The Women’s Health Protection Act is a dangerous and disingenuous attempt to codify Roe v. Wade and create a federal right to abortion,” stated Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS). “I am glad to stand alongside so many of my colleagues in opposition to 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 & unborn children,” stated Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). “Today, I voted against this legislation which would open the pathway for abortion on demand & legalize late-term abortions.”

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