Manchin to vote no on Dems’ Roe v. Wade bill, saying it goes too far
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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be opposing a Democratic abortion bill when it is up for a procedural vote Wednesday afternoon, stating that it is too broad for his liking.
Manchin said that while he would vote for a bill that would legalize abortion on the federal level, the bill before the Senate now “is not what I was hoping for and what I expected” because it goes too far.
“I was hopeful that the Democratic Party having control of the agenda would put a piece of legislation forward that would codify Roe v. Wade,” Manchin said, stating that 70% of the American people want this.
“To me, that would be the reasonable, rational thing to do. The bill we have today to vote on, Women’s Health Protection Act … make no mistake, it is not Roe v. Wade codification, it is an expansion. It wipes 500 state laws off the books, it expands abortion.”