Biden backs Democratic abortion bill rejected by majority of Senate

Biden backs Democratic abortion bill rejected by majority of Senate


President Joe Biden lamented the failure in the Senate of Democrats’ bill to legalize abortion nationwide and end virtually all restrictions on the procedure.

“Once again — as fundamental rights are at risk at the Supreme Court — Senate Republicans have blocked passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that affirmatively protects access to reproductive health care,” Biden said in a statement issued by the White House on Wednesday. “This failure to act comes at a time when women’s constitutional rights are under unprecedented attack — and it runs counter to the will of the majority of American people.”

Biden blamed the Senate’s 50 Republicans, who were joined by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in rejecting cloture on

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