The Women’s Health Protection Act needed 60 votes to advance, but died in a 51 to 49 vote with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin joining with all Republicans in voting no.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pushed a vote on the legislation after a leaked Supreme Court opinion signaled the court would overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade opinion that legalized abortion nationwide. He called the bill “urgent” to prevent states from passing extreme anti-abortion legislation that “would send women’s rights back into the Stone Age.”
Manchin, a pro-life Democrat, said the legislation goes far beyond codifying the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision by wiping away state regulations, including bans on abortion earlier than 24 weeks.
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It shouldn’t surprise u I cast another pro life vote 2day voting against the democrat bill to allow abortions up until birth
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) May 11, 2022
1. It was bipartisan. Manchin joined all 50 Senate Republicans, including pro-abortion Republicans Collins and Murkowski.
2. It wouldn't have "enshrine[d] Roe v. Wade in federal law." It would have gone well beyond that, including up to birth. pic.twitter.com/zZQaelMSWf
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 11, 2022