Congress democrats argue that Rowe v. Wade will push his constituents forward intermediate semesters as lawmakers view the issue as an incentive for their candidates in elections that will decide control of Congress.
“Today we start the march before the November elections,” said Democratic MP Judy Chu of California on Wednesday.
She sponsored the Women’s Health Act, which has already been passed by the House of Representatives and will be voted on Senate on Wednesday, where failure is expected.
“Today, all women in the country and the men who support them are becoming more active,” she said. “We will go to the polls in November this year to protect the rights of every person in every state to their right to abortion.”
Democrats hope their efforts to codify abortion rights will boost their candidates in the by-elections, where Republicans are expected to take control of the House of Representatives.
“Candidates are already being asked about their position on abortion. I saw a complete change in the way the election took place, even last week, ”Chu said.
“It has completely changed the landscape,” she added. “And I expect that such decisions and changes will continue. Each candidate now has to decide how he will answer the question of choice, and it will be very, very interesting. “
Democrats in Congress say Roe v. Wade will push his constituents ahead of the midterm election: “Today we begin the march before the November election,” said Democratic MP Judy Chu of California.
The Women’s Health Act will create federal safeguards to provide and access abortion services.
But majority leader Chuck Schumer has no votes to defeat the Republican in the Senate. Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he would not support the bill, saying it was too broad an extension.
Democrats see political opportunity in the failure of the vote.
They will use the ballot to tell voters that the only way to protect reproductive rights from extreme Republicans is to elect more Democrats.
“This is a harsh, repressive, dangerous vision for our country, but it is for the future that MAGA Republicans are working on,” Schumer said in the Senate on Wednesday.
“This is exactly the result that the extreme Republicans were planning.”
Republicans against abortion must make state decisions and say the Democratic bill is too extreme.
The Democrats bill will functionally allow elective abortions for all nine months. Abortion before childbirth, ”Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday.
Wednesday’s vote is not expected to be the last in what Democrats see as a winning issue.
“I would like us to see us vote on every question we can, because I think there are a lot of people who have an agenda that doesn’t just suit Democrats or Republicans, it doesn’t suit America,” Democrat said. . Senator Corey Booker of New Jersey.
He argued that Democrats should vote on issues such as whether there should be exceptions to rape or incest and other issues.
“You have to make them vote for it to see where people stand, so that they know where people’s positions are and inform as the electorate,” he said.
His comments come as new Morning Consult / Politico poll shows that 58% believe it is “very important” or “somewhat important” to vote this fall for a candidate who supports abortion rights.
More than half of respondents – 53% – want to keep Rowe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that made abortion legal, the country’s law.
Democratic MP Diana Dejet of Colorado said Wednesday that a majority in the House of Representatives in favor of the election should be kept as a “defense” against those who want to be deprived of the right to abortion.
“We have a majority of voters and we need to stay that way because we need to have support against extreme legislative efforts,” she said.
“For almost 50 years, people have thought they could make health care decisions. Now they know that the radical Supreme Court and the Republican majority do not intend to allow this. “
Abortion has become a pressing political issue ahead of the expected Supreme Court decision
Women dressed as maids protest for protection of abortion rights near US Embassy in London
Abortion became a topical political issue after Politico published a draft Supreme Court ruling that, if accepted by a court, would overturn Rowe v. Wade.
Demonstrations took place across the country, both against and in support of the decision.
If it is passed, and it can still be changed by a court before a decision is announced this summer, each state will have the right to determine its own abortion law.
Several states have passed or proposed strict restrictions or outright bans on abortion, so Democrats are pushing for federal law.