The Women’s Health Protection Act failed 49-51 by a largely party-line vote, with U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., voting against the bill. An almost identical version of the bill failed in a February vote by an identical margin.
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The May 11 vote — which is expected to fail — is Democrats’ response to a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that suggests justices will overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide in 1973.
Another Catholic, President Joe Biden, strongly supported the measure and would have signed it into law.
‘This is talking about stripping away every protection for every child in the womb from any state in the country,’ Senator Lankford said expressing his alarm for the legislation.
The legislation would outlaw abortion restrictions that Casey himself backed as recently as two years ago.
SBA List warned that the WHPA would ‘nullify pro-life laws in states across the country, including late-term abortion limits when unborn children can feel pain, waiting periods, informed-consent laws, anti-discrimination laws, and more.’ The vote is scheduled for Feb. 28.
The Biden Administration promised a “whole government” response to the pro-life Texas heartbeat law and last week we saw Congress act on that when House Democrats passed the Women’s Health Protection Act. How are pro-life advocates responding to this federal push for so-called abortion rights? Catherine Hadro, host and managing editor of EWTN’s Pro-life Weekly, weighs in. Then Register’s Rome correspondent Edward Pentin reports on the latest Vatican news, including the trial related to Cardinal Angelo Becciu.
An extreme measure targeting state pro-life laws is being advanced.
In a statement, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, called the bill “egregious” and “deceptively named.”
Speaking about the bill, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, called the legislation a “radical and egregiously misnamed” law that would allow for “abortion on demand through [to] birth.”