Posted by on May 11, 2022 8:58 pm
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Efforts to Codify Roe v. Wade Tabled in Senate; See the Votes

The Senate voted on May 11 to filibuster the Democrats’ Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which would have codified and extended Roe v. Wade, as the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) seems intent on striking down the precedent.
The 51–49 filibuster vote was mostly party-line, with all Republicans and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voting against the measure.
According to a draft opinion leaked to Politico on May 2—written by Justice Samuel Alito and confirmed as genuine by the court—a majority of the justices have agreed preliminarily to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The court hasn’t yet issued a final opinion.
Under the 1973 standard, states are prohibited from imposing restrictions on abortion in the first trimester, during which SCOTUS ruled that the mother’s right to privacy outweighed state interest in protecting life. The move effectively overturned existing abortion laws in more than two dozen states, and since then, pro-life advocates have fought to return the power to regulate abortion to the states.

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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