“In light of the leaked Supreme Court decision draft overturning Roe v. Wade and subsequent reports that Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate will introduce legislation to enact a nationwide six-week ban, the real question of the moment is: Do you support a categorical ban on abortion?” Casey said Tuesday. “During my time in public office, I have never voted for, nor do I support, such a ban.”
Manchin has not said how he will vote Wednesday, but he voted against ending debate and moving to passage of the bill in February and was the only Democrat to do so. Manchin, who has called himself “a lifelong abortion opponent,” is a key swing vote in the Senate.
Schumer is moving toward the vote with the intention of putting Republicans on record as being opposed to abortion rights, a move that Democrats hope will help them in the November midterm elections.