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Republicans are constantly whining they simply can’t force votes on important legislation.

Even when they are in control!

But House Democrats are poised to use a rare procedural maneuver to force Republicans to vote on this radical abortion bill.

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are planning to use a rare procedural maneuver to force Republicans to go on the record on a bill that would codify abortion-on-demand into law.

And they are doing so despite being the minority party.

Expecting help from Republicans

This is a clear case of Democrats understanding the importance of roll call votes, something Republicans refuse to understand.

While Pro-Life activists have to drag Republican legislators in Congress and in the states to take action on life saving legislation, Democrats have no qualms about taking action.

This is one of the reasons the GOP base is becoming more and more furious with the GOP.

And if their unwillingness to act continues, they will find themselves facing defeat in 2024. 

Even worse, Democrats believe they have at least six Republicans who will join them in their effort.

And given the actions of RINOs in the House like South Carolina’s Nancy Mace, they may just be right.

At issue is a procedure known as a discharge petition.

House Pro-Choice Caucus Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) are preparing to file a discharge petition on the “Women’s Health Protection Act.” 

The discharge petition will force a vote on the pro-abortion legislation if they can get a simple majority of House members to sign it.

DeGette’s office said in a press release they will be using the discharge petition and that Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), the sponsor of the bill, also intends to join the effort.

The so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act,” which was approved by the House twice last Congress, would restore pro-abortion laws that were in place under Roe v. Wade by codifying a nationwide legal right to abortions. 

With 211 Democrat House members already supporting a vote on the legislation, the lawmakers will need just seven Republicans to join their effort to get to the 218-vote threshold that will force a vote.

Overturning state law 

If they are successful in their efforts, the bill would overturn at least 26 state laws put in place since Roe v. Wade was overturned last June by the Supreme Court.

Unfortunately, there are a number of House GOP members who seem all too willing to aid the Democrats in this destructive bill.

And if it should pass the House, there are at least three Senate Republicans who are expected to support it as well.

Should House Democrats get the 218 required, it would mean seven Republicans joined with them to do so and thus the assumption would be the same number would vote for the bill to pass the House.

Pro-Life activists must start putting pressure on a number of House Republicans to try and make sure this doesn’t happen.

The overturning of Roe v. Wade was not the end of the battle but just the beginning.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.