U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill Codifying The Right To An Abortion Into Federal Law.

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill Codifying The Right To An Abortion Into Federal Law.

The United States House of Representatives adopted a measure on Friday that Democrats claim will preserve a person’s right to abortion. The Women’s Health Protection Act was enacted in reaction to a Texas legislation that effectively prohibits abortion beyond six weeks when most women are unaware they are pregnant. The Supreme Court of the United States refused to stop the law from going into force, but the ruling left the door open for future challenges.

Votes Needed In Congress

The bill was passed mostly along party lines in the House, 218-211, with one Democrat voting with Republicans. The vote was mostly symbolic, as the plan is unlikely to progress in the Senat. Where it would require the support of 10 Republicans and all Democrats to reach the 60-vote barrier.

The Women’s Health Protection Act would protect a person’s right to choose whether to continue or end a pregnancy, as well as health care providers’ ability to provide abortion services “prior to foetal viability” without state restrictions, such as requiring special admitting privileges or imposing waiting periods.

It would also outlaw limitations on abortion after foetal viability “where, in the treating health care provider’s good faith medical opinion, continuing the pregnancy would pose a risk to the pregnant patient’s life or health.”

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Background of this ACT

Before we tell you further things related to this act there are a few things that you need to know. According to Christian beliefs, abortion of a child is a sin and people doing that go straight to hell. According to the conservative people, the law should not be changed and women should not have the option to abort a child. But democrats do not believe in this law and that is why some USA states allow abortion meanwhile some does not. But with this new law, there is a possibility that the whole country would have to accept the law. Women will get the freedom of abortion whenever they want to. Meanwhile, Republicans are still not supporting the law and they say that the bill goes too far. They want every state to have the freedom to implement its own law.

Substitute of the law

Before that in the USA women had to follow the 1973 landmark law passed by the USA supreme court. The law was passed under the Roe v Wade ruling but this law seems too old and does not cover everything so it is high time that the law is changed. Meanwhile, Republicans still do not want it to be changed.

Why Texas will be the most affected

If you follow the news you must know that Texas has strict policies when it comes to abortion. In Texas, there is a law that prevents the abortion of a child when the heartbeat starts. And the heartbeat starts after only 6 weeks of pregnancy. Most of the time woman does not even know that they are pregnant by 6 weeks. So, basically, this law prevents anyone to get it aborted. If someone is found doing that anyone can file a lawsuit against that person and then if proven guilty the person would be awarded $10,000. President Joe Biden calls this law “unprecedented assault” on pregnant women.

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