Dem lawmakers chant, fail to codify abortion; AP reports ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ was ‘blocked by GOP-led filibuster’

(Video Credit: ABC News)

Democrats tried and failed for a second time on Wednesday to codify abortion access on a nationwide basis via the Senate in a show vote intended to widen the political rift and solidify their radical base over the issue ahead of midterm elections.

The Associated Press disingenuously reported that the bill was blocked by a GOP-led filibuster. The bill needed 60 votes, including 10 from Republicans, to pass. It didn’t even get a simple majority of the vote.

A large group of approximately three dozen pro-abortion House Democrat women from the Progressive Caucus marched on the Senate Wednesday as the vote took place, chanting, “My body, my choice!” A ton of reporters were predictably on-hand to take photos and videos of the leftist protest.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was incensed after she found out the vote failed, stating, “I believe in democracy, and I don’t believe the minority should have the ability to block things that the majority wants to do. That’s not in the Constitution. […] It’s time to get rid of the filibuster.”

President Joe Biden didn’t waste any time in condemning Republicans for blocking the bill at a time when “women’s constitutional rights are under unprecedented attack.” That led to a call urging Americans to elect more Democrats in November so that they could shove through legislation the left wants to be passed.

“Republicans in Congress – not one of whom voted for this bill – have chosen to stand in the way of Americans’ rights to make the most personal decisions about their own bodies, families, and lives,” Biden proclaimed in a statement. “To protect the right to choose, voters need to elect more pro-choice senators this November, and return a pro-choice majority to the House.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was the one who called for the vote after an opinion draft authored by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to Politico that indicated the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade was on the brink of being overturned. He called the bill “urgent” and was intended to prevent states from passing extreme anti-abortion legislation that “would send women’s rights back into the Stone Age,” according to Fox News.

Even Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voted against it claiming that the Women’s Health Protection Act went way too far. Manchin, who is a pro-life Democrat, commented that the bill goes way beyond codifying Roe v. Wade by negating state regulations, including bans on abortion earlier than 24 weeks.

“Make no mistake, it is not Roe vs. Wade codification,” Manchin remarked according to Fox News. “It is an expansion.”

Two pro-choice Republicans, Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, both rejected the bill because they also said it went too far by undercutting state limits on abortion, which include bans on gender-based abortion. They introduced their own version of a bill to codify Roe v. Wade that was ignored by Schumer and not even put up for a vote.

Sen. John Cornyn, (R-Texas) called the legislation a “radical, abortion-on-demand bill” that takes away protections for religious liberty, conscience, taxpayer funding, and partial-birth abortions. It “essentially makes abortion available on-demand from the time of conception till the time of delivery,” he told Fox News.

“Let’s get something straight: overturning Roe isn’t going to stop abortions. It’s only going to stop women from getting safe abortions and women will die as a result,” Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) asserted in a statement.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) argued that women’s freedom to choose is in peril due to trigger laws that are already on the books in at least 13 states that she claims will roll back abortion access if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

“The people of this country do not want to go backwards,” she declared in a statement.

“It’s a vote against women, plain and simple,” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) also publicly stated.

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion will not be illegal. A determination of legal status will be handed back to the individual states.

Warren, the media, and Democrats were thrashed on social media over the bill’s demise:

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