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Lummis talks about her vote in Congress regarding the Women’s Health Protection Act

Wyoming U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis has made her stance on abortion clear. She is sponsoring Pro-Life legislation in Congress and now she is speaking up...
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 6:42 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis has made her stance on abortion clear.

She is sponsoring Pro-Life legislation in Congress and now she is speaking up about the Supreme Court leak.

Republican Sen. Cynthia Lummis said Tuesday she supports the leaked Supreme Court draft decision indicating its intent to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

Meanwhile, others like Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are calling the draft an “abomination.”

“If this abominable decision becomes law, women will lose their freedom in so many ways. A giant step backward in the U.S., where expanding freedom has always been our goal and our aspiration,” said Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Schumer says he is setting a vote in the Senate Wednesday in response to the draft. On a bill that would protect a woman’s right to an abortion at the Federal level.

The Women’s Health Protection Act would override state laws and creates a national abortion policy, but his effort is likely to fail.

The bill will require a supermajority to pass. Meaning it needs Republican support, which many GOP members like Senator Cynthia Lummis are unwilling to give.

“Well, I’ll be voting against it. It is not just a codification of Roe vs. Wade it expands Roe vs. Wade dramatically and once again tries to legislate at the Federal level matters that should be handled by the states,” said U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

A formal decision from the court is expected next month.

Wyoming has a trigger bill that would ban abortions in the state within 5 days after Roe vs. Wade is overturned.

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