Democrats are trying to use the leak of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision to pass federal abortion legislation.
Dem Senator Chuck Schumer is set to hold a vote this week on an abortion bill.
The bill is set to fail. Without the votes to end the filibuster, Democrats need 60 votes to pass the bill – they don’t have 60.
From Fox News:
Senate Democrats this week are forcing a doomed-to-fail vote on an abortion rights bill, in response to a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that indicated the court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“Sen. Schumer can be accused of a lot of things, but avoiding the theatrics of a show vote is not one of them,” Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., told Fox News Digital. “The fact that he plans for the Senate to consider a bill that he knows will fail – because it already has – says everything you need to know, because the only outcome he’s interested in is a political one.”
The bill Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is bringing for a vote Wednesday is the Women’s Health Protection Act. It’s been criticized by pro-choice Republican Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as “overly broad,” including striking down state limits on abortion, even bans on gender-based abortion.
Murkowski and Collins also say they’re worried the bill would remove conscience protections for religious hospitals. Collins has indicated that she will vote against the bill. Murkowski’s office did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.