Democrats are launching an all-out-assault on pro-life laws, and so far – they’re failing big time.
Democrats attempted to ram a piece of legislation through the Senate which would have essentially overturned a number of state-level pro-life laws.
The Women’s Health Protection Act — sponsored by Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Tammy Baldwin— invoked Congress’ right to regulate interstate commerce and argued that “it is difficult and time and resource-consuming for clinics to challenge State laws that burden or impede abortion services.”
The bill would have outlawed state-level regulations on things such as ultrasound requirements, waiting periods, and certain gestational age restrictions, including the Texas Heartbeat Act.
The Democrats’ plans were spoiled, however, when the legislation suffered a major failure by falling short of the necessary 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and proceed to a vote.
Following the spoiled plans, the Democrats lamented the loss of the legislation which had already been passed in the more radical House of Representatives.
“Roe v. Wade is hanging on by an ever-thinning thread, which is why I just voted to move forward with the Women’s Health Protection Act — a bill that would protect access to abortion,” Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin said. “Disappointed that this critical effort did not succeed.”
“Tonight, Democrats stood up to protect the right to abortion & defend #RoeVWade as the law of the land. Unlike Republicans, we made clear that we trust patients to make their own decisions about their bodies & families,” Democrat Sen. Patty Murray added. “We didn’t get the outcome we wanted, but I’m not giving up.”
Their Republican counterparts, meanwhile, celebrated the fact that this legislation failed to pass.
“The Women’s Health Protection Act is a dangerous and disingenuous attempt to codify Roe v. Wade and create a federal right to abortion,” Republican Sen. Roger Wicker said. “I am glad to stand alongside so many of my colleagues in opposition to this attack on the most vulnerable members of our society. We will continue to fight for life.”
“The Women’s Health Protection Act is an attack against the health of women & unborn children,” Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn said. “Today, I voted against this legislation which would open the pathway for abortion on demand & legalize late term abortions.”
On another front, the Supreme Court is considering arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — which pertains to a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks gestation.
It’s worth noting that President Biden’s Supreme Court pick, Ketanji Brown, would serve as an out-spoken pro-abortion justice on the nation’s highest court and leftist organizations have celebrated the move as a result.
“We are thrilled with President Biden’s decision to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson — the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court,” NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju said.
“This is a phenomenal and overdue milestone. Judge Jackson is both an eminently qualified jurist and someone who understands the disproportionate impact of our laws and justice system on communities of color. Judge Jackson also has a demonstrated record of defending and upholding our constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms — including reproductive freedom.”