Monday, September 6, 2021

Pelosi Announces Vote on Bill to Codify Roe v. Wade; Pelosi Vows Vote to Enshrine Abortion on Demand in Response to Texas Law

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Pelosi announces vote on bill to codify Roe v. Wade:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday the House will vote on legislation to codify Roe v. Wade in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to deny an emergency appeal filed by abortion providers to block the Texas heartbeat bill.
Pelosi blasted the 5-4 ruling made Wednesday evening to uphold Texas’ new policy to ban the procedure after six weeks and allow for individuals to file civil suits against abortion providers or those who help facilitate abortions.
“The Supreme Court’s cowardly, dark-of-night decision to uphold a flagrantly unconstitutional assault on women’s rights and health is staggering. That this radically partisan Court chose to do so without a full briefing, oral arguments or providing a full, signed opinion is shameful,” she said in a statement.
“SB8 delivers catastrophe to women in Texas, particularly women of color and women from low-income communities. Every woman, everywhere has the constitutional right to basic health care. SB8 is the most extreme, dangerous abortion ban in half a century, and its purpose is to destroy Roe v. Wade and even refuses to make exceptions for cases of rape and incest. This ban necessitates codifying Roe v. Wade.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Pelosi Vows Vote to Enshrine Abortion on Demand in Response to Texas Law:
The Democrats’ bill would codify a right to abortion through nine months of pregnancy in all 50 states.
After the Supreme Court declined to enjoin a Texas law that seeks to prohibit abortions in most cases after a baby’s heartbeat is detected, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will vote next week on the Women’s Health Protection Act — a bill that would wipe almost all state-level abortion restrictions off the books.
“This ban necessitates codifying Roe v. Wade,” she tweeted.
The bill, if enacted, would establish a federal right to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy if a single doctor asserted the abortion was necessary to protect the mental and emotional health of a woman seeking an abortion. As I wrote when the bill was reintroduced in the previous session of Congress: --->READ MORE HERE

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