Proposed Changes in ABORTION RIGHTS During a Time of Vulnerability for GOP

GOP VULNERABILITY Regarding Abortion Rights

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Y., is preparing to force a vote for the first time since Roe v. Wade on abortion rights next month, as he keeps up pressure on his Republican colleagues before critical November elections.

“Just a short while ago, I took the first procedural step to put on the legislative calendar the Reproductive Freedom for Women Act that I sponsor with Senator Murray and all our women Senators on our side,” Schumer said in recent floor remarks. “This legislation protects a woman’s right to choose and seeks to codify Roe v. Wade, which most Americans support.”

As soon as early July, the bill could be scheduled for a formal test vote. As has been the case with the two previous reproductive legislation packages orchestrated by Democrats, Republicans would be expected to squash the measure from reaching 60 votes to clear that procedural hurdle.

Schumer already has two votes this month on birth control and IVF, which Republicans criticized as being broad and far-reaching.

Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D said, “It’s political season — because of what the Democrats and the Senate are spending their time talking about and focusing on and what they’re not.” 

“With November right around the corner, Republicans are continuing to demonstrate to the American people where they stand: squarely with MAGA extremists and not with the majority of America,” Schumer said in his floor remarks. Top Pro-Life individual, Susan B. Anthony from Pro-Life America blasted the upcoming vote to Make Roe v. Wade and abortion rights a part of all states.

“That ridiculous resolution has nothing to do with real women. It has nothing to do with resourcing and providing proper support for the women it should (or would) attempting to empower.” President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement that the measure “doesn’t protect babies — it just pushes the party’s abortion free-for-all to a national level.”

By a May Fox News Poll, abortion was found to be the No. 1 “deal-breaker” issue overall among all registered voters and with Democrats. The same subject was also the top concern of suburban women by far, as 24% identified it as their top issue. In the Black Community, among college graduates, and among those under 30, abortion was the most important issue to between 16% and 17%.

The poll also found that voters trust President Biden over former President Trump on the issue of abortion. This figure is 52% among registered voters who trust Biden more than Trump to handle the issue, and 44% for Trump.