Senate fails to advance bill to guarantee abortion access nationwide
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed May 11 17:33:35 2022
By Marisa Schultz
Published May 11, 2022
A Democratic-led bill to guarantee abortion access nationwide failed to
advance in the Senate Wednesday in a show vote designed to draw sharp
political lines ahead of the midterm elections.
Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote on the Women’s
Health Protection Act. It needed 60 votes to advance, but died in a 51
to 49 vote with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin joining with
all Republicans in voting no.
President Biden immediately condemned Republicans for blocking the
abortion rights legislation at a time when "women’s constitutional
rights are under unprecedented attack." He called on voters to elect
more Democrats in November, so the legislation can get passed next