Senators introduce bill to codify Roe v. Wade
A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill they say is a step toward codifying Roe v. Wade.
Two Democrats and two Republicans wrote the Reproductive Freedom for All Act, a bill that states Americans are guaranteed the freedom to make certain reproductive decisions without undue government interference.
SEN. TIM KAINE | (D) VIRGINIA says: “Essentially we tried to put ourselves in a time machine after Dobbs, and travel back to the day before the Dobbs decision. It was a very narrow focus.”
If the bill passes: A state would not be allowed to limit access to contraceptives, nor ban abortion before fetal viability.
A state can regulate abortions after fetal viability as long as there are exceptions for cases when the mother’s health is in danger.
The bill defines fetal viability as the time when a doctor determines there is a realistic possibility of maintaining and nourishing a life outside the womb.
The bill needs 60 votes to pass. If all democrats and the two Republican sponsors vote in favor, that makes 52 votes. It’s unclear if they could get eight more. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.