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Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock Co-Sponsored the Democrats’ Abortion on Demand Without Limits Bill

Mar 1, 2022 | 2022 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

Senator Warnock and Other Pro-Abortion Senate Democrats Hoped to Run Roughshod Over State Pro-Life Laws

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Senate Democrats failed to invoke cloture on a bill co-sponsored by Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock that would have enshrined abortion in federal law and policies and overridden nearly all existing state laws.

The measure failed in a vote of 46-48.

“The abortion zealotry of Senator Raphael Warnock and the Democrat majority in the Senate was on full display yesterday,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life (NRLC). “This far-reaching legislation would have run roughshod over the will of the American people and endangered the lives of women and their unborn babies.”

No Republicans supported the measure, and they were joined in their opposition by only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.). This extremist legislation, which needed 60 votes to advance, failed to even garner a majority of U.S. Senators.

“The so-called ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ should be called the no-limits-on-abortion-until-birth act, said Tobias. “This legislation would have made sweeping changes, including expanding taxpayer funding of abortion, and eliminating requirements that a woman be given information about the development of her unborn child so she can make an informed decision.”

Continued Tobias, “This legislation shows just how rigid and uncompromising Raphael Warnock and the Democratic Party has become on abortion.”

Among the protective laws that the bill would nullify would be nearly all federal limits on taxpayer funding of abortion, conscience protection laws allowing medical professionals to opt-out of providing abortions, and any requirements to provide women seeking abortion with specific information on their unborn child.

This legislation would quash nearly all existing protective state laws,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., director of Federal Legislation for National Right to Life. “In addition, this legislation co-sponsored by Senator Warnock also would have prohibited states from adopting new protective laws in the future, even laws specifically upheld as constitutionally permissible by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Popik continued, “With this bill, elective abortion would have become the procedure that must always be facilitated – never delayed, never impeded to the slightest degree.”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.