Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Wednesday announced that although he would vote to codify abortion, he is opposed to portions of the Senate bill to expand abortion rights and will not vote to pass the “Women’s Health Protection Act.”
Because there is no federal legislation on the books that permits the legalization of abortion nationwide, Democrats are trying to find a way to codify the 1973 ruling the Supreme Court may strike down in the coming months.
Manchin told CNN he will oppose Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) initiative to pass the “Women’s Health Protection Act” because it expands abortion past what states have designated as legal. Manchin hails from the conservative state of West Virginia…
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