According to reports, House Democrats attempted to break the filibuster in order to advance Roe v. Wade and codify it into law. Their ultimate objective was to legalize abortion across the country until birth with no restrictions. You may guess that every Republican voted against it, as well as West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, who had earlier declared that he would not support this bill.
As a result of these efforts, the Democratic Party was 11 votes short of obtaining the necessary Senate majority to pass Roe into law.
Democrats knew they would lose this battle. It was primarily to get people out to the polls, as confirmed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The actual objective was to make Republicans appear on record as voting against it.
“Republicans will have to state their position on whether this will be the first generation of American women that will have less freedom than their mothers had,” warned Washington State Rep. Murphy.
Instead, they provided to the GOP precisely what it asked for; a method to demonstrate how far left and extreme Democrats have gotten. Except for Manchin, all of them voting to terminate pregnancies all the way to the time of birth is one of the most extremist views you can hold as a Democrat, and now they’ve put nearly the entire party in that category.
This is yet another narrative victory for the GOP.
“They’re not even trying to soften it up at all,” South Dakota Republican John Thune complained. “It’s all about abortion until the point of birth…which doesn’t even try to appeal to people who might be persuadable if they were a little more subtle in their approach. They’ve made up their minds that this is going to be a full monty situation.”
Worse yet, according to RedState this week, most Americans are opposed to the extremism that the Democrats have resorted to when it comes to abortion. The latest polling shows that voters back limitations on abortion by a margin of 85 percent.
We now have a shockingly out-of-touch Democratic Party that has just acknowledged to the public that they are as extreme as the Republicans have claimed