Democrats have been melting down ever since they learned the SCOTUS might overturn Roe.
Senate Democrats promised they’d “codify” Roe into law, with a bill that legalizes abortion. But this bill is extreme, even for pro-choice Democrats.
And moderate Joe Manchin just announced he wants nothing to do with it.
From Fox News:
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be opposing a Democratic abortion bill when it is up for a procedural vote Wednesday afternoon, stating that it is too broad for his liking…
“The bill we have today to vote on, Women’s Health Protection Act … make no mistake, it is not Roe v. Wade codification, it is an expansion. It wipes 500–500 state laws off the books. It expands abortion.”
Sen. Manchin announced he would join with Republicans to vote against an abortion bill that Chuck Schumer is pushing.
The reason? He says the bill goes too far in expanding abortion rights in America.
Instead of “codifying” the ruling from Roe v. Wade, the bill wipes out 500 state laws concerning abortion.
According to reports, it would require Christian doctors to perform abortions, despite their religious views. It would allow abortions all the way up to the ninth month of pregnancy—something outlawed in most states.
Manchin is still a Democrat. He wants to protect Roe, the court ruling that allowed this heinous practice to be performed in the U.S.
But he also comes from a heavily conservative state. And there is no way in heck he could back a bill as radical as the own Schumer is endorsing.
Manchin does claim he’s pro-life, despite his support of Roe. Without his support for Schumer’s bill, it is essentially DOA.
We already knew it wasn’t going to pass. But without Manchin’s support, it would even pass a procedural vote.
Once again, Manchin is a thorn in the radical left’s side.
- Joe Manchin announced he will not vote for Schumer’s radical abortion bill.
- The West Virginia moderate says the bill goes too far.
- The bill would legalize abortion up to the 9th month and wipe out 500 state laws.
Source: Fox News