Last Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in a decision that set off a political firestorm.
Since then, Democrats have proposed a number of different solutions to protect the “right” to abortion.
Some, such as Representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez (D-Ny.) have went so far as to propose abolishing the Supreme Court.
A popular solution by Democrats is to attempt to codify the protections offered under Roe v Wade in to federal law.
The proposal would require Democrats to be in lockstep with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, as no Republican would likely vote for it.
It would also require Democrats to overcome a filibuster by Republicans, or to use a “nuclear option” to temporarily suspend the filibuster. This would also require a majority vote.
Today, two key Senators said that they would not suspend the filibuster to codify Roe v Wade in to law, putting Biden’s plan in jeopardy.
The Daily Mail Reports–
Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema remain steadfast in their defense of the filibuster, their offices said, despite public pressure from all the way up to President Biden.
Manchin’s office told DailyMail.com that the West Virginia Democrat’s position had not changed in light of the president’s new comments, and Sinema’s office referred DailyMail.com to a statement the Arizona Democrat made after the leaked Supreme Court decision: ‘Protections in the Senate safeguarding against the erosion of women’s access to health care have been used half-a-dozen times in the past ten years, and are more important now than ever.’
In new comments during a press conference in Madrid on Thursday Biden said he would back an exception to the filibuster to pass federal abortion legislation and blasted the Supreme Court’s ‘outrageous’ repealing of Roe v. Wade.