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In a setback for President Biden’s efforts to enshrine abortion rights into law, moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema remain unwavering in their support for the filibuster, defying calls from their own party to eliminate the 60-vote requirement, Your Content has learned.
Senator Manchin, a Democrat representing West Virginia, asserted, “The filibuster serves as a safeguard for democracy,” during a press briefing.
Meanwhile, Sinema’s spokesperson emphasized the significance of the filibuster, noting its role in protecting abortion rights on seven separate occasions.
A leaked draft legal opinion obtained by Politico reveals that a majority of the nine judges on the court share a consensus on overturning Roe v. Wade.
This landmark 1973 ruling granted legal access to abortions before fetal viability, typically around 22-24 weeks, throughout the entire United States.
The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research organization, has warned that 26 states are “certain or likely” to implement abortion bans if the Roe v. Wade decision is overturned, according to The Washington Post.