USA: Senate Fails to Pass Abortion Bill

The ‘blame’ was on a Democratic senator who changed his position. Republicans voted “en bloc” against the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act.

Newsroom (16/05/2022 1:00 PM, Gaudium Press) At the time of the Roe v. Wade ruling in the 1970s of the last century, when the U.S. Supreme Court opened the country’s doors to abortion, the divide between Republicans and Democrats on this issue was not as defined as it is today. There were a lot of abortionist Republicans, and a lot of pro-life Democrats. That hasn’t been the case for a long time now.

Because of a single Democrat who did not follow the abortionist party line, yesterday in the US Senate, the columns of every abortionist building in the US are cracking.

A vote was taken on the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, a euphemistic name that hides the legitimization of abortion in the legislative arena, in the face of the prospect of the possible collapse of the Roe v. Wade ruling, which is a very real eventuality after the leak of the majority opinion now in the Supreme Court collected by Justice Samuel Alito.

The final vote on that law was 51 against and 49 for, with West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin voting against. This is a defeat that adds to the one suffered on February 28, when this bill was already wanted to move forward.

More than Roe vs. Wade

For another pro-life Democrat, Kristen Day, director of Democrats for Life of America, if this bill had passed, it would have gone “Beyond Roe [vs. Wade],” that is, it was far more radical. But it didn’t happen that way.

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Republican senators “En bloc” voted against this bill, a fact that aroused the antipathy of ‘Catholic’ abortionist President Biden:

“Republicans in Congress – none of whom voted for this bill – have chosen to impede the rights of Americans to make the most personal decisions about their own bodies, families, and lives,” Biden said. He also assured that he “will not stop fighting to protect access” to abortion.

However, the likely Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, which would reverse the Roe v. Wade ruling, and which will be announced next July, would end up being the radical breaking of the abortionist dam. This decision would return the power to define abortion matters to state legislatures, and it is expected that at least 20 of the 50 states in the Union would ban abortion completely, something that would have repercussions around the world.

The U.S. Senate decision was hailed by Bishop William Lori and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chairs of the episcopate’s pro-life and religious liberty committees, who stated that this bill would have added millions of lives sacrificed to the more than 60 million children who have died because of abortion in the U.S.

With information from Religion en Libertad.

Compiled by Teresa Joseph

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