Democrats lose Senate vote to codify abortion rights

5/12/2022 12:52:00 AM

US Senate poised to block bill on codifying abortion rights into law

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US Senate poised to block bill on codifying abortion rights into law

Final tally was 49-51, with all Republicans and one conservative Democrat, Joe Manchin, voting against the measure

Read more The Senate roll call was a stark reflection of the partisan divide over abortion rights, with all Republicans and one conservative Democrat, Joe Manchin of Virginia, voting against the measure.US politics blog.Title 42 , a Trump administration-era policy during the beginning of the pandemic that restricted immigration and asylum claims.draft  Supreme Court opinion to overturn the Roe decision that many had believed to be settled law.

The final tally was 49-51, well short of the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster in the Senate. Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color to serve as vice-president, presided over the vote. Chuck Schumer , the Senate majority leader, says it’s among the most important votes of the century, and when it fails, because he doesn’t have the 60 votes he needs, the party can start pointing to the Republicans who blocked it. “Sadly the Senate failed to stand in defense of a women’s right to make decisions about her own body,” Harris told reporters, after stepping off the dais.” Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said he was confident a Ukraine aid bill without Covid-19 aid would"fly though, maybe 99 to nothing," or potentially 99 to one. Pointing to the onslaught of laws restricting abortion access in Republican-led states, she said “the priority should be to elect pro-choice leaders at the local, the state and the federal level”. It’s a hugely busy day elsewhere in US politics: Senators will pick up the $40m Ukraine aid bill passed in the House last night after Joe Biden dropped his demand for it to be tied to his $20bn+ Covid-19 relief request. Kamala Harris speaks to reporters outside the Senate chamber. One conservative Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted with the Republicans, saying he supported keeping Roe v.

Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Democrats moved quickly to hold the doomed vote after a leak last week of a draft opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito in February and confirmed as authentic, indicated that the court’s conservative majority had privately voted to strike down Roe and subsequent rulings. With gas prices at record highs, Biden says tackling inflation is “my top domestic priority”. But when asked if he was worried about the two pieces of aid being separated, he said “I’d like to see both. The extraordinary disclosure ignited protests around the country, pushing reproductive rights to the center of the political debate six months before the congressional midterms. A final ruling from the court is expected this summer. Commerce secretary. Ahead of the vote, a group of House Democratic women marched across the Capitol to protest against the end of Roe, chanting: “My body, my decision.” Democrats, under intensifying pressure to act, saw a political opportunity in forcing Republicans to vote against a bill protecting abortion at a moment when the threat to access is urgent and polls show a majority of Americans want the procedure to remain legal in all or some cases. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.

They hope to use the Republican blockade as a data point in their midterm message to voters: that the GOP has become a party of “ultra-Maga” extremists, on the cusp of fulfilling a decades-long goal to strip women of their reproductive rights. It is an issue Democrats hope will energize young voters disenchanted by the Biden administration and persuade Republican-leaning suburban women to back them again this cycle. “If we do not take a stand now to protect a woman’s right to choose, then mark my words, it will be open season, open season on our God-given freedoms,” the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, said in a floor speech ahead of the vote. He called “one of the most consequential we will take in decades”. Representatives Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania, Nikema Williams of Georgia and Veronica Escobar of Texas lead a march of Democratic women to advocate for abortion rights. “This issue will be dealt with at the state level,” McConnell said.

Photograph: Julia Nikhinson/Reuters If passed, the bill would have codified Roe v Wade into federal law, ensuring the right of healthcare providers to perform abortions and the right of patients to receive them. But it would also go further, in some cases invalidating state-level restrictions on abortion access enacted after the Roe decision in 1973. As such, Republicans cast the bill as a “radical” attempt to expand reproductive rights that goes far beyond Roe and would legalize “abortion on demand”. “We will stand with the American people, stand with innocent life, and block the Democrats’ extreme bill,” the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, said on Wednesday. Republicans are betting the economy will take precedence over abortion this November. States and the Department of Justice are waging court battles over the right to abortion that the Supreme Court outlined in Roe v.

Polling shows Republicans are well positioned to make significant gains in the midterm elections, buoyed by historical headwinds, discontent with the party in power and widespread concern over the rising cost of gas, food and rent. But there are signs that Republicans do worry about a potential political backlash if Roe is overturned and states move swiftly to outlaw abortion, as many are preparing to do. A day ahead of the vote, McConnell sought to tamp down conservative calls for a nationwide ban on abortion if they take control of the chamber in November, telling reporters: “Historically, there have been abortion votes on the floor of the Senate. None of them have achieved 60 votes.” The two Senate Republicans who support abortion rights, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, opposed the bill, instead urging support for an alternative measure that they say is tailored to reflect the landscape of abortion rights. The draft court ruling on a case from Mississippi suggested the majority of conservative justices are prepared to end the federal right to abortion, leaving it to the states to decide.

But many Democrats see their proposal, which is not expected to receive a vote, as too weak. “Unlike some far-left activists, Senator Murkowski and I want the law today to be the law tomorrow,” Collins said on Wednesday, objecting to the lack of protections for religious exemptions in the Democrats’ bill. 0 Supreme court overturning Roe allows 'open season' on American freedoms, warns Schumer – video In a dramatic shift, one of the only other Democrats in Congress with conservative views on abortion rights, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, said he would support the measure and voted in favor of advancing it. In a statement citing the leaked supreme court ruling, Casey said the “circumstances around the entire debate on abortion” had changed since the last time the Senate voted on the measure. Without a clear legislative path forward, Democrats are turning to the fall elections, urging Americans to elect them as the “last lines of defense” against the end of Roe. Bills would come up for votes — to expand or limit services — only to fail along party lines or be stripped out of broader legislative packages.

Abortion is also likely to be a major issue in races for governor and state offices, as the battle lines shift to the states. The show vote on Wednesday only intensified calls from progressives and abortion rights groups for Democrats to eliminate the filibuster. The long-simmering debate has divided the party, which does not have enough votes to end the rule. It has also energized efforts to reform the supreme court, including controversial proposals such as expanding the number of justices on the bench or imposing term limits. Topics . Both of the Republican senators, who voted to confirm most of former President Donald Trump’s justices, are in talks over alternatives.

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Republicans want to force women back to the past WAR (Women’s American Revolution) When women were totally dependent on men. Women could not vote and only held jobs as secretaries or maids. Women could not even own property because they were viewed as property US now a theocracy ...what the fuck are the Dems even good for at this point They have a majority in the places that matter.

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Senate Vote to Support Roe v. Wade, Abortion Access Falls ShortJUST IN: What appears to be the first of several efforts in Congress to preserve Roe v. Wade abortion access through federal law failed to pass a Senate vote to overcome a filibuster. First sentence was misleading, the Dems knew it would not pass. EnemyOfThePeople must have the sads! Why don’t they try crafting a compromise bill that would get some GOP to vote for it

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Democrat Joe Manchin says he will vote no on guaranteeing abortion rights – liveMajority leader Chuck Schumer says Senate vote is among most important of the century even though it will fail to pass Don’t understand why he is not changing parties. He’s a DINO and like the dinosaurs needs to become extinct, but by the voters not an asteroid. That guy is not a team player for sure..

American senators strike down a bill that would have codified abortion rightsThose from 16 states voted against the will of a majority of their constituents Well I guess laws can't be voided just because the mob wants it. What a concept. So the US is becoming a Big Brazil. And Brazil a Big Iran. What could save American politics from this downward spiral?

Read more The Senate roll call was a stark reflection of the partisan divide over abortion rights, with all Republicans and one conservative Democrat, Joe Manchin of Virginia, voting against the measure.US politics blog.Title 42 , a Trump administration-era policy during the beginning of the pandemic that restricted immigration and asylum claims.draft  Supreme Court opinion to overturn the Roe decision that many had believed to be settled law.

The final tally was 49-51, well short of the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster in the Senate. Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color to serve as vice-president, presided over the vote. Chuck Schumer , the Senate majority leader, says it’s among the most important votes of the century, and when it fails, because he doesn’t have the 60 votes he needs, the party can start pointing to the Republicans who blocked it. “Sadly the Senate failed to stand in defense of a women’s right to make decisions about her own body,” Harris told reporters, after stepping off the dais.” Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said he was confident a Ukraine aid bill without Covid-19 aid would"fly though, maybe 99 to nothing," or potentially 99 to one. Pointing to the onslaught of laws restricting abortion access in Republican-led states, she said “the priority should be to elect pro-choice leaders at the local, the state and the federal level”. It’s a hugely busy day elsewhere in US politics: Senators will pick up the $40m Ukraine aid bill passed in the House last night after Joe Biden dropped his demand for it to be tied to his $20bn+ Covid-19 relief request. Kamala Harris speaks to reporters outside the Senate chamber. One conservative Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted with the Republicans, saying he supported keeping Roe v.

Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Democrats moved quickly to hold the doomed vote after a leak last week of a draft opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito in February and confirmed as authentic, indicated that the court’s conservative majority had privately voted to strike down Roe and subsequent rulings. With gas prices at record highs, Biden says tackling inflation is “my top domestic priority”. But when asked if he was worried about the two pieces of aid being separated, he said “I’d like to see both. The extraordinary disclosure ignited protests around the country, pushing reproductive rights to the center of the political debate six months before the congressional midterms. A final ruling from the court is expected this summer. Commerce secretary. Ahead of the vote, a group of House Democratic women marched across the Capitol to protest against the end of Roe, chanting: “My body, my decision.” Democrats, under intensifying pressure to act, saw a political opportunity in forcing Republicans to vote against a bill protecting abortion at a moment when the threat to access is urgent and polls show a majority of Americans want the procedure to remain legal in all or some cases. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.

They hope to use the Republican blockade as a data point in their midterm message to voters: that the GOP has become a party of “ultra-Maga” extremists, on the cusp of fulfilling a decades-long goal to strip women of their reproductive rights. It is an issue Democrats hope will energize young voters disenchanted by the Biden administration and persuade Republican-leaning suburban women to back them again this cycle. “If we do not take a stand now to protect a woman’s right to choose, then mark my words, it will be open season, open season on our God-given freedoms,” the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, said in a floor speech ahead of the vote. He called “one of the most consequential we will take in decades”. Representatives Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania, Nikema Williams of Georgia and Veronica Escobar of Texas lead a march of Democratic women to advocate for abortion rights. “This issue will be dealt with at the state level,” McConnell said.

Photograph: Julia Nikhinson/Reuters If passed, the bill would have codified Roe v Wade into federal law, ensuring the right of healthcare providers to perform abortions and the right of patients to receive them. But it would also go further, in some cases invalidating state-level restrictions on abortion access enacted after the Roe decision in 1973. As such, Republicans cast the bill as a “radical” attempt to expand reproductive rights that goes far beyond Roe and would legalize “abortion on demand”. “We will stand with the American people, stand with innocent life, and block the Democrats’ extreme bill,” the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, said on Wednesday. Republicans are betting the economy will take precedence over abortion this November. States and the Department of Justice are waging court battles over the right to abortion that the Supreme Court outlined in Roe v.

Polling shows Republicans are well positioned to make significant gains in the midterm elections, buoyed by historical headwinds, discontent with the party in power and widespread concern over the rising cost of gas, food and rent. But there are signs that Republicans do worry about a potential political backlash if Roe is overturned and states move swiftly to outlaw abortion, as many are preparing to do. A day ahead of the vote, McConnell sought to tamp down conservative calls for a nationwide ban on abortion if they take control of the chamber in November, telling reporters: “Historically, there have been abortion votes on the floor of the Senate. None of them have achieved 60 votes.” The two Senate Republicans who support abortion rights, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, opposed the bill, instead urging support for an alternative measure that they say is tailored to reflect the landscape of abortion rights. The draft court ruling on a case from Mississippi suggested the majority of conservative justices are prepared to end the federal right to abortion, leaving it to the states to decide.

But many Democrats see their proposal, which is not expected to receive a vote, as too weak. “Unlike some far-left activists, Senator Murkowski and I want the law today to be the law tomorrow,” Collins said on Wednesday, objecting to the lack of protections for religious exemptions in the Democrats’ bill. 0 Supreme court overturning Roe allows 'open season' on American freedoms, warns Schumer – video In a dramatic shift, one of the only other Democrats in Congress with conservative views on abortion rights, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, said he would support the measure and voted in favor of advancing it. In a statement citing the leaked supreme court ruling, Casey said the “circumstances around the entire debate on abortion” had changed since the last time the Senate voted on the measure. Without a clear legislative path forward, Democrats are turning to the fall elections, urging Americans to elect them as the “last lines of defense” against the end of Roe. Bills would come up for votes — to expand or limit services — only to fail along party lines or be stripped out of broader legislative packages.

Abortion is also likely to be a major issue in races for governor and state offices, as the battle lines shift to the states. The show vote on Wednesday only intensified calls from progressives and abortion rights groups for Democrats to eliminate the filibuster. The long-simmering debate has divided the party, which does not have enough votes to end the rule. It has also energized efforts to reform the supreme court, including controversial proposals such as expanding the number of justices on the bench or imposing term limits. Topics . Both of the Republican senators, who voted to confirm most of former President Donald Trump’s justices, are in talks over alternatives.