GOP-Led Filibuster Dooms Senate's Attempt to Pass Women's Health Protection Act Assuring Abortion Access
The Senate rejected a Democratic-led bill Wednesday that would have guaranteed abortion rights nationwide.
Politico reports that all 50 Republicans and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W-VA) voted against S 4132, also known as the Women's Health Protection Act of 2022. The vote was 49-51 and Democrats needed 60 votes for the bill to pass.
Senate Democrats tried to move quickly to "codify" the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade ruling after someone leaked a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion to the press indicating the court is poised to overturn Roe sometime this summer.
President Biden condemned...