In the wake of the shocking leak of the SCOTUS draft decision on the continued Constitutionality of a national right to abortion, Democrats in the House and Senate say they will move quickly to force a vote on making Roe v. Wade a federal law – even though such a law is dead on arrival without enough votes to pass.
During a recent interview, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the draft opinion was a slap in the face.
“This is about something so serious and so personal and so disrespectful of women,” Pelosi asserted. “Here we are on Mother’s Day, a week where the court has slapped women in the face in terms of disrespect for their judgments about the size and timing of their families.”
The outcry from Democrats comes less than a week after the leaked document left lawmakers scrambling on Capitol Hill. It even left the GOP furious, and several Republicans called for an investigation.
“Whoever did this leak should be prosecuted and should go to jail for a very long time,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
During an interview on Sunday, May 8, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said the draft opinion is “taking us back to the 1850s.”
“Let’s be clear about what’s going on here,” she stated. “With this leaked opinion, the court is looking at reversing 50 years of women’s rights, and the fall will be swift. Over 20 states have laws in place already.”
If overturned, abortion could become significantly restricted or banned in 23 states. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) affirmed “it’s possible” Republicans could seek a nationwide abortion ban if they take over the Senate.
In the meantime, Senate will vote on legislation to codify the right to an abortion into federal law this week, but it is not expected to pass. Such legislation passed in the Democrat-controlled House early this year. However, in late February, it failed to clear the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate to pass the filibuster and be brought to the floor for consideration.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said he will bring the bill to a vote this week anyway despite no difference in the anticipated outcome, seemingly as a way for GOP Senators to go “on record” as anti-abortion and turn off women voters in critical states in the upcoming midterms, where, as of now, the Democrats still look to take a bad beating.
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A most profound statement that is a rather BIG LIE! The R v W will not change a thing but give the states BACK the right to govern for their constituents! Just think about that a minute. States rights! Not one party rights! Tell the darlin’s o the D party to read what THEY should know!!! Then STFU!
President Trump is by far the stronger leader. Biden is no leader at all. Yes the entire Biden should be investigated, and prosecuted.