On Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVa.) would vote against a procedural vote on the Democratic abortion plan, claiming that it is too broad.
According to Manchin, who spoke on the Senate floor, the plan currently being debated “is not what I was hoping for and what I expected.”
“That’s exactly what I was hoping for,” Manchin said in a statement, citing a poll that revealed that 70 percent of Americans favor the concept of codifying Roe v. Wade in the United States Constitution.
“That, in my opinion, is the proper course of action. The Women’s Health Protection Act, which is up for a vote today, protects the health of women. Make no mistake about it: this is not a codification of Roe v. Wade, but rather an enlargement of the legal framework that established it. Abortion becomes lawful in all 50 states after 500 state laws are struck down.”