Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) voted against a new measure in the U.S. Senate to advance federal, pro-abortion legislation.
The measure failed on a bipartisan vote, as Senator Joe Manchin, (D-WV) joined all Republicans in opposing the measure.
“Democrat-elected officials and the radical Left have proven they are the extremists on the profound moral issue of abortion. Chuck Schumer’s legislation would eviscerate state pro-life laws nationwide, prohibit virtually any restriction or requirement for abortion and allow almost unlimited abortion up to the moment of birth,” Johnson said in a statement.
“I’ve always felt the determination of when society has the responsibility to protect life, including the unborn, should be made through the democratic process in each state. The fact that nine unelected justices made that decision for the entire nation did not settle the issue, it only delayed the necessary societal debate for 50 years. We will now have that debate. Hopefully, it can be conducted with sincerity, compassion, and respect for the broad range of views that people hold.”
The legislation followed a leak of a draft opinion from the Supreme Court that signaled the group favored overturning Roe v Wade.
Johnson also took aim at the left for an arson attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life organization in the state.
“Unfortunately, members of the radical Left have firebombed a pro-life office in Wisconsin and are threatening the safety of Supreme Court justices and their families in an effort to intimidate them to impact their vote. Democrats have yet to condemn activists who are engaging in this repugnant illegal activity.”
Johnson argued the new legislation was meant to distract voters from rising gas prices, the border crisis, and other issues under President Biden.
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