民主党人加倍努力消除阻挠议案, Roe v上的法庭包装. 韦德周年纪念

House in September passed the Women’s Health Protection Act to ensure abortion access nationwide, but the legislation is stalled in the Senate because it doesn’t have the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster.

它的. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y。, 和代表. 普拉米拉贾亚帕尔, D-Wash, both said Senate Democrats must try again to eliminate the filibuster in order to pass the pro-choice law – though the chances are slim with Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Krysten Sinema doubling down on their support for the 60-vote threshold this week during a contentious voting rights push.

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Mitch McConnell eliminated the filibuster to ram through Trump’s extreme, right-wing Supreme Court justices who might overturn [鱼卵. 韦德],” Gillibrand tweeted Saturday. “We can’t let the filibuster stop us from passing the Women’s Health Protection Act and defending our reproductive freedom.

它的. 伊丽莎白·沃伦(Elizabeth Warren), D-Mass, also laid into the Supreme Court that has a 6-3 conservative majority after McConnell, R-Ky。, did away with the filibuster to confirm former President Trump’s three conservative justices with just a simple majority. Warren said it’s time to pack the court with more justices to balance it out.

Today could be the last anniversary of #RoeVWade as law of the land,” 沃伦(Warren)发推文. “But this isn’t the end of the fight. 差远了. The American people are on our side. We must fight back for abortion rights and reproductive justice — and we must #ExpandTheCourt to rebalance it.

The comments come as thousands of anti-abortion activists flocked to Washington, 直流电, this weekend for the March for Life and National Pro-life Summit to mark the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Buoyed by the addition of three new conservatives on the court – justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett – and a major abortion case before the justices, anti-abortion activists are hopeful the Roe court decision will not live to see its 50th anniversary.

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President Biden and Vice President Harris issued a statement Saturday of strong support for the Women’s Health Protection Act, but did not specifically mention undoing the filibuster in order to pass it.

The constitutional right established in Roe v. 韦德 几乎 50 years ago today is under assault as never before,” Biden and Harris said. “It is a right we believe should be codified into law, and we pledge to defend it with every tool we possess.

它的. 伊丽莎白·沃伦(Elizabeth Warren), D-Mass, speaks during a town hall meeting Dec. 16, 2019, in Keokuk, 爱荷华州. (美联社照片/ Charlie Neibergall)

它的. 伊丽莎白·沃伦(Elizabeth Warren), D-Mass, speaks during a town hall meeting Dec. 16, 2019, in Keokuk, 爱荷华州. (美联社照片/ Charlie Neibergall)

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