The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and sent the matter back down to the states. However, Democrats are obsessed with making sure the right to kill babies is the law of the land in the nation.
The House of Representatives passed two bills on Friday meant to enshrine the right to abortion into law, The Hill reported. However, both are likely to find significant resistance and fail in the Senate.
The first bill to pass was the Women’s Health Protection Act, crafted to grant a nationwide right to abortion, passed 219-210. It was opposed by every single Republican and one Democrat, Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar.
Previously in the Senate, the measure failed twice and had no Republican support and a downvote from one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. That meant the law fell well short of the 60 votes required to circumvent a filibuster and the outcome will likely be the same again.
The second of the two bills was the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act which passed 223-205. GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Fred Upton of Michigan, and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania joined Democrats in supporting the legislation that would protect interstate travel for those seeking abortion.
Notably, it would also ensure the legality of sending and receiving abortion drugs in places where the procedure is illegal which its sponsor sees as essential. “[The Women’s Health Protection Act] is the bill that will protect the right to access abortion after the tragic fall of Roe vs. Wade,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) said her bill.
“It ensures in federal law the right to abortion care for every woman in every state and ensures states may not erode that right,” she added. “You will hear Republicans say our bill goes too far, but that’s simply not true. Our bill preserves the protections of Roe that we’ve lived with for 50 years, affirmed through decades of subsequent court decisions,” Chu said.
There is a grotesque eagerness to enshrine child murder into law. Democrats are leading the charge, but it’s important never to underestimate how spineless Republicans can be.