Senate Majority Leader Schumer Pushes Vote on Bill To Make Roe v. Wade PERMANENT, Regardless of Upcoming Supreme Court Decision

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Jordan Sekulow

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February 25

5 min read

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The radical Left worships at the altar of abortion.

You’ve heard us say it before, and now their actions are demonstrating it. It’s bad enough that President Joe Biden is well on his way to being remembered as the most pro-abortion President in our nation’s history, but now Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing a Senate vote on a dangerous new piece of legislation that would make abortion the law of the land, regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on the viability of Roe v. Wade this term.

We just told you how the abortion lobby is pushing the state of Maryland to pass a bill that would enshrine the so-called “right” to abortion into its state constitution and make Roe v. Wade PERMANENT, even if the Supreme Court were to overturn the infamous 1973 ruling. Now the Senate is considering a bill that would do the same thing, but make abortion permanent on a national scale.

The proposed bill – H.R. 3755, also called the Women’s Health Protection Act – would essentially prohibit individual states from enacting ANY restriction or safety criteria on abortion going forward AND it would invalidate previous such measures by states. That includes blocking them from requiring lifesaving measures, such as hospital admitting privileges, informed consent, sanitary standards, waiting periods, and more.

It’s ironic that they would title the bill “Women’s Health Protection” when it would actually prove deadly, not only to untold numbers of defenseless babies, but to the health and safety of mothers as well. Imagine removing all traffic signals, speed limits, and seat belts and calling it the “motorists’ safety protection” act. This bill is further proof that the abortionists don’t actually care about women’s health at all. 

But that is not stopping Sen. Schumer and the radical Left from trying to strip away states’ individual powers to set their own laws on abortion and forcing them to let abortionists kill babies. The bill would essentially codify Roe v. Wade across the country, even if the Supreme Court overrules it in the monumental Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case it is currently deciding.

Clearly the abortion lobby is getting nervous, considering how the Supreme Court has repeatedly denied attempts to overturn a pro-life Texas heartbeat law. Perhaps abortionists sense the winds of change turning against them.

According to the language of the federal bill:

Since 1973, the Supreme Court repeatedly has recognized the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy before fetal viability, and to terminate a pregnancy after fetal viability where it is necessary, in the good-faith medical judgment of the treating health care professional, for the preservation of the life or health of the person who is pregnant.

Once again, we call upon anyone to show us in the Constitution where it says anyone has the right to kill an innocent unborn baby, period. Yet the bill goes on to further the abortion distortion that “Abortion is essential healthcare and one of the safest medical procedures in the United States.”

Safest? According to the Guttmacher Institute (the abortion industry’s own research arm), nearly 862,000 precious babies were aborted in the United States in 2018 alone, denying them the God-given right to be born. I suspect they might take issue with the word “safest.” And that number is reportedly on the rise – especially if pro-abortion officials like Sen. Chuck Schumer and President Biden have their way. 

Further, we recently detailed to the Supreme Court just how dangerous abortion actually is – not just for the unborn children, but for the women involved – thoroughly debunking the myth that abortion is somehow far safer than childbirth.

This horrific bill has already passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a slim vote of 218 – 211. The ACLJ is taking action to vigorously oppose it in the Senate. Unborn babies need our voice before it’s too late.

We just sent a critical opposition letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging the Senate to:

[C]arefully consider the constitutional flaws of this legislation, respect the judicial process that is underway at the U.S. Supreme Court, and refrain from usurping the legitimate legislative authority of the states.

Our letter also made a point to mention that although the U.S. Constitution says nothing about abortion, it is very clear in its support of the right to LIFE for all Americans. That is why our letter demands that the Senate “vigorously uphold the U.S. Constitution’s charge that no person shall be deprived the right to life.” To put it simply, that is their job as elected officials.

Abortion has never been, and will never be, a constitutional right. We must continue to fight to overturn Roe v. Wade, end taxpayer-supported abortion on demand, and defend the right to LIFE for ALL people, including the unborn.