The Democrat-led abortion bill failed in the Senate on Wednesday.
Indeed, the “Women’s Health Protection Act” would have codified abortion access into federal law.
As Just the News reports, a Republican filibuster blocked the bill, with 51 to 49 votes against proceeding with the legislation.
Senate Democrats needed 60 votes to move forward.
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin voted with Republicans. He said that, while he supports Roe v. Wade, the "Women's Health Protection Act" is too broad.
Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska introduced their own bill in response to the Democratic legislation.
Their bill would codify the Supreme Court abortion protections in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
"Unlike some far-left activists, Senator Murkowski and I want the law today to be the law tomorrow," Sen. Collins said in a press release. "That’s why we introduced legislation in February that would enshrine the important Roe and Casey protections into law without undercutting statutes that have been in place for decades and without eliminating basic conscience protections that are relied upon by health care providers who have religious objections to performing abortions."
"I also believe in limited government and an individual’s liberty to make choices about their own health. Consistent with Roe and Casey, I support reasonable limits on abortion services related to maternal health," Murkowski said in another press release.