The House of Representatives passed a piece of legislation on Friday that would guarantee women’s right to abortion. The Democrats are trying to circumvent a Texas law that could threaten abortion.
Because of the failure of Republican opposition in the Senate, the 218-211 vote was symbolic.
Despite this, the Democrats said that after the Supreme Court recently allowed the state of Texas to ban most abortions in the state, they are doing all they can to codify the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. . In December, the court will have another debate on Mississippi to reverse this historic decision.
In a statement following the vote, Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader, stated that there was a high probability in his chamber but “Congress must fulfill its role in protecting constitutional abortion.” The Senate will vote. In the near-term.
Codifying Roe’s ruling will create abortion rights in federal law. This is a significant change that will make it harder for states and courts to impose restrictions.
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of Congress, said that Congress’s actions would have “a tremendous impact” on Democratic Party’s efforts for abortion rights. Pelosi called the Supreme Court’s decision “shameful” because it runs contrary to its precedent.
Pelosi said before Friday’s vote that it should “send a very positive message to women in our country-but not just to women, to women and their families, to all who value freedom, respect our Constitution and respect. A female person.”
The legislation, which will replace state laws on the subject, will give healthcare providers the right of abortion and allow patients to have abortions. Republicans fear that the legislation will make it difficult for states to enact requirements like parental involvement. It may also weaken laws that allow doctors and patients to refuse abortions.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Republican of Missouri, said the legislation was “not about women’s freedom, but about the death of babies”. She stated that this legislation would eliminate protections for women and girls who might be forced to have an a abortion.
Hartzler stated that it ended Hartzler’s life as a person who is in God’s plan for and purpose. This person is worth living.”
Only one member voted against it – Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar, (Henry Cuellar).