Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted against a procedural motion to consider the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” better known as the “Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act.” The legislation, which failed to move forward by a vote of 46-48, would expand abortion on demand by preventing enforcement of states’ existing pro-life laws and blocking the passage of new ones at the federal, state, and local levels.
Prior to the vote, Senator Young spoke at a press conference about the legislation.
“In the midst of the worst price inflation in 40 years, a border crisis, and war in Eastern Europe, the Majority Leader thought it was important to bring before us a procedural vote on the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act.
“The Women’s Health Protection Act, contrary to the name, is radical legislation. It does nothing to protect the health and safety of women, and certainly is not going to protect our unborn children.
“Instead, this bill, which some have been calling the ‘Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act,’ would create a nearly absolute federal right to abortion throughout pregnancy for any reason whatsoever. This goes beyond codifying Roe v. Wade, much further. This would strike down all the common-sense restrictions that we have on abortion, that have been enacted through the people’s representatives in state capitols, including laws meant to protect the health and safety of mothers.
“I’m 100% pro-life. I’ll continue to fight for the lives of the unborn. I’ll continue to fight for mothers and ensure their health and welfare is properly tended to. But I cannot abide this legislation and I think the American people deserve better at a time of so many other crises facing this nation,” said Senator Young during the press conference.
To watch the full press conference, click here.