emocrats are pushing for another vote on a bill that would legalize some abortions through all nine months of a woman’s pregnancy.
Democratic senators on Tuesday pushed for another vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act.
The Women’s Health Protection Act passed through the House last year after Texas and other red states passed more restrictive abortion laws.
Surrounded by several of his Senate colleagues, Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., called for another vote in the upper chamber on the legislation.
An upper chamber rehash of the bill is unlikely, however, as the vote threshold set to force a vote on the bill sits at 60 — something the 50-50 Democrat majority in the Senate cannot do.
That fact cued Capitol Hill progressives to call for the elimination of the filibuster so they could change the Senate rules to eliminate the political provision and pass the bill on simple majority lines, with Vice President Harris being the tie-breaker.
However, both Democrat Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema stayed true to their word on not supporting killing the filibuster.
Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser said the legislation being “extreme” and “deeply unpopular” is what led to the Senate sinking the bill the first time around.
“Pro-abortion Democrats will stop at nothing – even threatening judges and destroying foundational American institutions – to impose their radical agenda nationwide,”Dannenfelser told Fox News Digital in a Wednesday statement. “The Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act would enshrine a virtually unlimited abortion ‘right’ in federal law and block common ground pro-life laws around the country, including limits on late-term abortions when unborn babies feel pain, bans on lethal discrimination abortions, and many more.”
“It failed in the Senate once already this year because it is extreme and deeply unpopular. The overwhelming majority of Americans support limits on abortion, but Biden-Schumer Democrats who call abortion ‘sacred’ want to block them,” she continued. “The stakes of the Dobbs decision and midterm ele…