Manchin to vote no on Dems’ Roe v. Wade bill, saying it goes too far

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be opposing a Democratic abortion bill when it is up for a procedural vote Wednesday afternoon, stating that it is too broad for his liking.Manchin said that while he would vote for a bill that would legalize abortion on the federal level, the bill before the Senate now “is not what I was hoping for and what I expected” because it goes too far.”I was hopeful that the Democratic Party having control of the agenda would put a piece of legislation forward that would codify Roe v. Wade,” Manchin said, stating that 70% of the American people want this.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., questions HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra during the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies hearing on the FY2023 Funding Request and Budget Justification for the Department of Health and Human Services, in Dirksen Building on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. 
(Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)”To me, that would be the reasonable, rational thing to do. The bill we have today to vote on, Women’s Health Protection Act … make no mistake, it is not Roe v. Wade codification, it is an expansion. It wipes 500 state laws off the books, it expands abortion.”

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