Senate Democrats proved this week that virtually all of them support an unlimited right to abortions and will not accept any sort of restrictions at the state level on the deadly procedure for unborn babies.
In an astonishing vote Monday, every single Senate Democrat except Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted in favor of what has been described as the “most radical” pro-abortion bill ever put forward for a vote, Breitbart reported.
Thankfully, with Manchin joining a united caucus of Senate Republicans on the issue, the measure was defeated by a vote of 46 in favor to 48 opposed, falling well short of the 60 votes necessary to clear the filibuster threshold and advance the legislation to a final simple majority vote, where it appears it still would have lost.
“Most radical abortion bill” in U.S. history
That bill, known as the Women’s Health Protection Act, would essentially federalize and codify abortion rights with virtually no limitations up until the moment of birth while simultaneously nullifying and overruling any state-level restrictions on the barbaric murder of unborn babies.
The impetus for bringing that bill to the floor for a vote right now is concern among many on the left that the Supreme Court may soon overturn or otherwise alter the prior precedent set by the Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion.
“The misnamed Women’s Health Protection Act is the most radical abortion bill in United States history,” Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life organization, told Breitbart. “It would enshrine into federal law abortion on demand until the moment of birth, and it would nullify state laws — new and existing — that protect unborn children and their mothers.”
“The Act would rob the American people of their voice on this issue, even though an overwhelming majority (71 percent) including 49 percent of Democrats want to see abortion limited to — at most — the first three months of pregnancy,” she added. “This bill is obviously designed by pro-abortion politicians to appease the abortion lobby. Lawmakers, regardless of party affiliation, must reject it.”
“Atrocious” bill would “enshrine an unlimited abortion ‘right’ in federal law”
Also speaking out against the Senate Democrat-backed pro-abortion bill was Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, who described the measure in a statement as an “atrocious” example of Democratic “extremism” on the issue.
“Biden, Pelosi and Schumer’s ‘Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act’ would enshrine an unlimited abortion ‘right’ in federal law and block common ground pro-life laws around the country, including limits on late-term abortions when unborn babies feel pain, bans on lethal discrimination abortions, and many more,” Dannenfelser said.
She added that the bill proves “that pro-abortion Democrats could not be more radically out of touch with the American people. Those who sided with the abortion lobby to trample the will of the people will face political consequences.”
“Roe vs. Wade on steroids”
The Catholic Association also issued a press release on the Democratic abortion bill brought up for a vote Monday, with Senior Fellow Ashley McGuire saying, “In pushing the Women’s Health Protection Act, the Democrats show that their pro-abortion extremism knows no bounds. The law, if passed, would override the will of the people in every state that has passed, through legislative means, commonsense protections for women and babies.”
Senior Fellow Maureen Ferguson said Monday, “The Senate returned to Washington today and its first order of business is not dealing with the crises abroad nor the pressing issues at home, but rather to vote on the most extreme, undemocratic abortion bill ever introduced in Congress.”
“The Women’s Health Protection Act is Roe vs. Wade on steroids,” she added. “It would override every limit on abortion everywhere in the country, including limits on late-term abortion, parental consent laws, and conscience protections for doctors and nurses who do not wish to participate in abortions. It is shocking, tone-deaf, and tragic that this inhumane bill remains a top priority for Senate Democrats.”