May 24, 2022

Radical Dem abortion bill fails in narrow Senate vote

A radical abortion bill narrowly failed in the Senate that would have pushed abortion rights beyond Roe v. Wade.

The measure was supported by every Democrat except West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Every Republican opposed it.

“The Women’s Health Protection Act would have forced every state to allow abortions for any reason until at least the point of viability, generally defined at around six months into a pregnancy, and banned most restrictions on abortion up to the point of birth,” the Daily Caller noted.

“The WHPA would have invalidated all state and local laws restricting what types of abortion procedures are permissible while banning requirements that doctors give women medical tests such as ultrasounds before administering abortions, unless such requirements also applied to “medically comparable procedures,” the report added.

The bill came as the Supreme Court is considering a Mississippi case that would potentially return decisions about abortions to states, with the particular bill blocking most abortions after 15 weeks.

The new bill was defeated, but shows how strongly the Democratic Party has embraced abortion in its platform.

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