Though Democrats don't have the votes to pass such a bill, the Senate majority leader insisted voting on it wouldn't be "an abstract exercise," putting every senator's stance on the record.
The U.S. Senate will vote on an abortion-rights bill put forth by the Democrats on Wednesday amid growing fallout over the leaked Roe V. Wade draft opinion from the Supreme Court.
Manchin said he would support federal abortion rights, but he thinks his party's current proposal goes too far.
The top Senate Democrat also made it clear that his party is going to need a public outcry if it hopes to change the future of abortion rights.
Pelosi clashed with the White House over what she saw as lack of urgency to pass the bill and even "trashed" a senior advisor, according to a new book.
The Maine lawmaker continues to insist she is pro-choice, however.
[This article has been published in Restoring America to highlight how a recent Supreme Court opinion on civil rights law reinforces the constitutional distribution of authority among the three branches of government.]
The leak of a draft opinion in a major abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, has swallowed much of the news cycle on
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed the arrest of a Catholic cardinal in Hong Kong, calling it “one of the clearest signs yet of Beijing’s worsening crackdown” in an op-ed published Friday in The Washington Post. Cardinal Joseph Zen and four other people were arrested earlier this week by national security police in Hong Kong
Wednesday afternoon, the Senate will vote to invoke cloture on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), the bill that would codify abortion rights into law before the Supreme Court can officially strike down Roe v. Wade. The bill will not go forward. Even if Republicans were not prepared to filibuster it—which they are—Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is expected to vote no, though he hasn't announced his plans.
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