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(CNSNews.com) – All 50 Senate Republicans and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted on Wednesday to prevent a final Senate vote on a bill that would legalize abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.
The motion to invoke cloture (and thus end debate) on the Women’s Health Protection Act and bring it up for a final vote was defeated 49 to 50. A Senate cloture motion needs 60 members to succeed.
Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined with all other Senate Republicans in voting against the cloture motion.
The summary of the bill published by the congressional website says: “This bill prohibits governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, abortion services.”
The bill itself says: “A health care provider has a statutory right under this Act to provide abortion services, and may provide
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