Two abortion bills passed in U.S. House
The Women's Health Protection Act of 2022 and Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022 bills are more radical than Roe v. Wade.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed two abortion bills: Women's Health Protection Act of 2022 (HR 8296) and Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022 (HR 8297). These bills, now headed to the Senate, are more radical than Roe v. Wade.
If passed in the U.S. Senate and signed into law, HR 8296 and HR 8297 will erase all efforts in the courts and in state legislatures to protect innocent human life. President Biden has labeled efforts to protect unborn lives as “extremist.”
Women’s Health Protection Act
If signed into law, the Women's Health Protection Act will ensure that women have access to abortion nationwide and also makes it unlawful for states to put limits on abortion, including limitations on a provider’s ability to offer abortion services via telemedicine.
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Pro-life Texas Representative Henry Cuellar was the only Democrat to vote against the Women’s Health Protection act, which all Republicans present opposed as well. Cuellar also opposed the measure when it was brought up for a vote in September.
In the Senate, Republicans and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) blocked the bill in February and May when it was brought up for consideration.
Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022
Three Republican lawmakers, Reps. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Fred Upton (Mich.), and Cuellar, voted in favor of Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022.
The bill protects women who travel to another state to receive an abortion if their home state prohibits ending a human life. And in states where abortion is lawful, the bill seeks to make it illegal for facilities to limit access to the medical procedure for individuals who arrived from out of state.
Additionally, the legislation includes a provision to protect people who assist others in receiving an abortion in a state where they do not reside. It also shields the state-to-state transportation of abortion drugs.
The abortion on demand until birth act has nothing to do with protecting the health of women. It has everything to do with forcing an extreme agenda on the American people.
U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)
What is next?
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will work hard to get the two bills on the floor for a vote. If Republicans take over the U.S. Senate on Jan. 3, 2023, the bills will not have a chance of passing and likely will have no chance of even being brought up for a vote, so Democrats will do everything possible to pass these pro-abortion bills, or possibly some other scaled-down version of them, this year.
If recent history repeats itself, both bills will be blocked from advancing in the Senate.
Expanding Supreme Court
A group of U.S. House Democrats this week called for the passage of legislation that would add four justices to the Supreme Court, following the overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Don’t like a ruling by a court, just change the rules, is the example this group of lawmakers is setting.
Before both chambers of Congress potentially gain Republican seats on Nov. 8, look for additional radical bills to be submitted and voted on in an attempt to jam laws onto the books before the next Congress begins Jan. 3, 2023.