Recently, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, declared that he will force the Senate to vote on a bill that codifies abortion, also labeled as “a woman’s right,” after the devastating leak of a draft decision from the Supreme Court.
The leaked draft, which has led to national uproar, reveals that the Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade in favor of returning legislation regarding abortion back to the state level.
“Next week the United States Senate [will] vote on legislation to codify a woman’s right to seek abortion into federal law,” Schumer declared on the Senate floor.
Despite the controversies surrounding general, Schumer curiously was able to define the term “woman” with regards to Roe v. Wade.
Schumer also added that the initial vote is set for Wednesday, while the legislation is not anticipated to procure the additional 60 votes needed to advance forward, given the even split in the Senate.
Nonetheless, Democrats are hopeful that Republicans will eventually go on the record regarding their respective positions on the codification of abortion into formal federal legislation.
Earlier this year, a similar bill failed to pass, with a vote of only 46-48, nowhere near the supermajority threshold needed to achieve Schumer’s objectives.
Schumer also criticized conservatives who are upset about the leak and rightfully requested an investigation into the utter violation of the Supreme Court’s trust.
“All week, we’ve been seeing Republicans try to duck, dodge, and dip from their responsibility for bringing Roe to the brink of total repeal,” Schumer declared, without clarifying that the Court reached a potential decision based on states’ rights.
Other Democrat senators appear less enthused about Schumer’s fiery rhetoric, with Joe Manchin indicating he is currently “looking at” the bill, though he has made no commitment to voting in favor on it.