U.S. congress Failed to pass a law guaranteeing nationwide access to abortions, at a time when this right is being seriously threatened by an upcoming ruling of the Supreme Court.
vote was practically symbolic Because the Democrats did not have the 60 votes required to approve the text. But the initiative blocked by Republican senators is part of a A major battle for Democrats led by President Joe Biden to protect the right to abortion.
“For the first time in 50 years, a conservative majority, an ultra-majority of the Supreme Court is about to order that women have no control over their bodies,” Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in a serious tone. . , before voting.
Republicans opposed in the bloc to this law, accusing Democrats, through their leader Mitch McConnell, of wanting to provide “abortions on demand.” Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, already a gravedigger on several of Biden’s major initiatives, voted with the Republican opposition.
The US President criticized the outcome of the vote. “Republicans in Congress – none of them voted for this bill – chose to oppose the right of American women to make the most personal decisions about their bodies, their families, and their lives,” he said. It is a statement.