(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Democratic lawmakers have renewed a push to legalize some abortions through all nine months of pregnancy in the wake of the United States Supreme Court draft opinion leak.
This week, Democratic United States Senators called for another vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act.
Last year, after states like Texas passed more restrictive abortion laws, the United States House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act. However, the bill didn’t have success passing the 50-50 Senate. That failure makes another vote in the upper chamber unlikely, as the bill needs to meet a 60 vote threshold.
The improbability of lawmakers getting the 60 votes has incensed progressives, renewing their call to eliminate the filibuster, allowing them to change Senate rules to eliminate the provision and enable the bill to pass on a simple majority, with Vice President Kamala Harris being the tiebreaker.
However, Democratic Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona haven’t budged on their opinions supporting the filibuster.
According to reporting by Fox News Digital, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List noted that it was because the legislation is “extreme” and “deeply unpopular” that it sank in the Senate the first time around.
However, Dannenfelser added, “Pro-abortion Democrats will stop at nothing — even threatening judges and destroying foundational American institutions — to impose their radical agenda nationwide.”
“The Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act would enshrine a virtually 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 referencing the Women’s Health Protection Act.
If the Women’s Health Protection Act passed, it would effectively codify Roe v. Wade, forcing states to allow access to abortions regardless of their laws. It would also enable abortions to be conducted on the recommendation of one healthcare provider — including midwives, nurse practitioners, and physicians — if they deem the pregnancy a risk to the mother’s health or life.