Democrats Tried To Sneak Abortion In Under The Door, But They Got Slammed Hard!


On Wednesday, the Senate Democrats once again failed to advance abortion rights legislation, this is in response to the Supreme Court’s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.

In a 49-51 vote, the Senate rejected the Democratic legislation, with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and all Republicans voting against the measure. Sen. Joe Manchin was the lone Democrat to vote no on the bill.

While the outcome was no surprise and mirrored a similar vote on abortion protections the Senate took in February, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested the court’s draft opinion had raised the stakes.

And Manchin, who doesn’t support abortion, also announced Wednesday morning that he planned to vote against the measure.

Manchin argued, referring to the bill’s ban on some state restrictions on the procedure currently allowed:

Democrats are “trying to make people believe that this is the same thing as codifying Roe v. Wade. And I want you to know, it’s not. This is not the same. It expands abortion.”

NBC News has more details of this report:

Moments before the vote, a group of House members appeared at the Senate side of the Capitol and chanted “my body, my decision!” as they walked along the halls outside the chamber.

Democratic leaders saw the vote as an opportunity to lay down a marker ahead of midterm elections in November as their party faces fierce headwinds, from President Joe Biden’s negative approval ratings to voters’ concerns about inflation. Strategists in the party hope to persuade the sizable majority of Americans who want to uphold Roe v. Wade to vote Democratic.

“Republicans in Congress — not one of whom voted for this bill — have chosen to stand in the way of Americans’ rights to make the most personal decisions about their o

wn bodies, families and lives,” Biden said in a statement after the vote. “To protect the right to choose, voters need to elect more pro-choice senators this November, and return a pro-choice majority to the House. If they do, Congress can pass this bill in January, and put it on my desk, so I can sign it into law.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said it was “one of the most consequential” votes the Senate has held in decades. “For MAGA Republicans, this has always been about making abortion illegal everywhere,” he said in a floor speech.

After the vote, Schumer said Democrats are “going to continue to highlight this issue relentlessly and strongly between now and November because it is so important.”

Sources: WLT, NBC News