House Bill Seeks to Ban State Abortion Restrictions

Legislation would undo Supreme Court’s ruling on Texas law.

A bill was passed in the House of Representatives on Friday by a 218-211 vote that would prohibit many state-level abortion restrictions. Only one member of the majority party voted against the measure that, though it has the support of President Biden, faces an uncertain future in the Senate.

Known as the Women’s Health Protection Act, it would make it a right for a woman to undergo an abortion procedure, and would override certain state laws restricting those procedures, including mandatory waiting periods, bans on pharmaceutical abortions, or requiring providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed the bill to the vote after the Supreme Court declined to block a controversial Texas law prohibiting abortion after six weeks.

Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey, co-chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, said the bill would “nullify every modest pro-life restriction ever enacted by the states,” and that the bill “constitutes an existential threat to unborn babies.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate as they consider the Women’s Health Protection Act.
  • For God’s mercy upon the United States as the “right to an abortion” versus the “right to life” divides the nation.
  • For God to strengthen pro-life charities and work in the hearts of women considering abortion.

Sources: Washington Examiner, CBS News


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