Chuck Schumer will try to overcome a Republican filibuster Wednesday in an attempt to codify Roe v. Wade into law, but the Democratic Senate leader doesn’t have the votes needed to make the landmark abortion case federal law.
The attempt comes after Democrats tried to get the same bill through in February, but the measure has more urgency now that a Supreme Court leak shows a draft opinion that would overturn 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion constitutionally protected.
While Democrats try to invoke culture on the Women’s Health Protection Act and stop a GOP filibuster – three senators will be able to stop that effort and prevent the bill from going for a full floor vote.
Moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia will not support a cloture vote and already went…
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