Roe v. Wade hanging on by a thread in Congress
Overturning Roe v. Wade, a law decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1973 that awarded women the right to abort their unborn children, hangs in the balance as Democratic lawmakers attempt to pass the most extreme bill in America's history.
Last month, the National Review reported, “[T]he [United States] Senate failed to invoke cloture and proceed to a vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act, a radical piece of pro-abortion legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade, establishes a fundamental right to abortion on demand, and nullifies state pro-life laws across the country. It was a 46-48 vote with six senators not voting.”
The Act essentially guarantees a woman’s right to have an abortion into her third trimester, including just moments before giving birth. The razor thin margin in the Senate reveals how close American society is progressing toward normalizing the murder and dismemberment of children.
The text in Section 2 of the Act declares, “Abortion services are essential to healthcare…Since 1973, the Supreme Court repeatedly has recognized the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy before fetal viability…[A]ccess to abortion services has been obstructed across the United States…Reproductive justice requires every individual to have the right to make their own decisions about having children regardless of their circumstances...”
The threat of a new precedent concerning Roe came about in early 2018 after a lower circuit court in Jackson, Mississippi went against the 1973 ruling and issued a statewide ban on all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. On Dec. 1, 2021, a few months after the Women's Health Protection Act passed the House, SCOTUS heard arguments on the case out of Jackson.
“Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization marks the first time the [Supreme] Court will rule on the constitutionality of pre-viability abortion ban since Roe,” according to Reproductiverights.org. Consequently, Jackson Women’s Health Organization is the sole remaining abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. The SCOTUS decision is anticipated this summer.
Failure to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act leaves an irreversible mark on the record of leftist lawmakers. Americans are now fully aware of the party and representatives that do not align with biblical, scientific and constitutional values.
National Review said, “Congressional Democrats have just exposed their extremism and handed pro-lifers the stick with which to beat them come November.”