Manchin a “No” on Federal Codification of Abortion Freedom

Source: Common Dreams

“Right-wing [sic] Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia confirmed that he is opposed to the Women’s Health Protection Act just hours before a planned Wednesday vote on the legislation, spoiling his party’s attempt to codify abortion rights into federal law before the U.S. Supreme Court’s right-wing majority has a chance to overturn Roe v. Wade. ‘This is unacceptable,’ the hosts of a progressive podcast focused on Appalachia tweeted in response. According to CNN chief congressional correspondent Manu Raju, Manchin endorsed ‘a codification of Roe’ but said the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) ‘is too broad’ and ‘goes too far.'” [editor’s note: As long as any attempt at moderation on this issue is labeled either “right wing extremism” or “baby killing” … nothing is going to change – SAT] (05/11/22)