Senate Rejects Bill Preserving Abortion Access Nationwide

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In a 49 to 51 vote, a bill aimed at preserving access to abortion nationwide has been shot down in the Senate.

“The motion is not agreed to,” said Vice President Kamala Harris.

It was a bill put forward by Democrats to codify the right to access abortion established when Roe v. Wade became federal law. The bill failed to make it through the senate amid widespread Republican opposition to the measure.

“The Democrats radical bill is as extreme as extreme gets,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader. “It ignores modern science, it is tone deaf to public opinion. Nothing about their bill merely codifies the case law on this issue.”

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin also said he’s not on board with the bill.

“It is not Roe v. Wade codification,” said Senator Machin, “it’s an expansion. It wipes 500 state laws off the books. It expands abortion.”

The GOP’s block on the bill was met with statements from both the president and vice president.

“Sadly the Senate failed to stand in defense of a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body,” said Vice President Harris.

“We will continue to defend women’s constitutional rights to make private reproductive choices as recognized in Roe v. Wade nearly half a century ago,” said President Biden. “And my Administration will continue to explore the measures and tools at our disposal to do just that.”