Murkowski files bill to make abortion legal

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U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Reproductive Freedom For All Act, legislation to enact in federal law the essential aspects of Roe v. Wade and related cases. The legislation will make abortion legal and override state laws curbing the practice.

“This would undo the damage of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, and would enshrine in federal law the fundamental right to reproductive freedom,” the press release from the senators said.

“Every American should have autonomy over their own health care decisions, and the Supreme Court’s decision inDobbs has made it imperative for Congress to restore women’s reproductive rights. I’m proud to introduce bipartisan legislation with my colleagues to write into law the protections provided through Roe and Casey as well as affirming access to contraception provided in Griswold and other cases,” said Senator Murkowski. “For five decades, reproductive health care decisions were centered with the individual – we cannot go back in time in limiting personal freedoms for women.”

“The Supreme Court’s recent abandonment of longstanding precedent erodes the reproductive rights on which women have relied for half a century. These basic rights need to be the same for American women regardless of the state in which they reside. Our bill would restore the right to obtain an abortion by enacting in federal law Roe v. Wade and other seminal Supreme Court decisions pertaining to reproductive freedom. In addition, our bill would protect access to contraception,” said Senator Collins. “By reinstating—neither expanding nor restricting—the longstanding legal framework for reproductive rights in this country, our bill would preserve abortion access along with basic conscience protections that are relied upon by health care providers who have religious objections.”

The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health goes directly against the will of the majority of Americans, the senators said. According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, more than 60 percent of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Overturning Roe has resulted in immediate bans on all abortions in several states, the senators noted, “and in the future could potentially call into question other important rights, including the right to access birth control, which was outlined in Griswold v. Connecticut, Eisenstadt v. Baird, and Carey v. Population Services International. That is why the Reproductive Freedom For All Act would not only enact the core holdings of Roe v. Wade but also key subsequent cases: Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, as well as the holdings of Griswold v. Connecticut, Eisenstadt v. Baird, Carey v. Population Services International.”

The Reproductive Freedom For All Act:

  • Prohibits state regulations that impose an undue burden on a woman’s access to pre-viability abortions, while allowing states to enact reasonable restrictions on post-viability abortions – provided that states cannot ban abortions that are necessary to protect the life or health of the mother;
  • Protects access to contraceptives; and
  • Preserves conscience protections.
  • Full text of the legislation is available here.

53 COMMENTS

  1. The Senior Senator from Alaska along with a few other very mis-guided Senators have again shown us their dark alliance with those merchants of death at Planned Parenthood and seemingly will stop at nothing to continue the open murder of 100’s of thousands of unborn as they pursue their evil goals. I pray there are enough good Senators to put a stop to this terrible attempt to continue the killings…

  2. So much for respecting the rights of states to make their own decisions.

    Makes one wonder: if this was so damned important to her, why didn’t she do this years ago?

    Answer? She didn’t need Democrat votes this badly before.

  3. Lisa doesn’t understand the self-imposed limits of the US constitution.
    Lisa wants the killing of innocents to continue.
    Lisa wants the selling of baby body parts by PP to continue.
    Lisa wants the PP donations of $300 mil a year to continue.
    PLEASE stop voting for Lisa!

  4. Another great Catholic. Does she attend services with Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi & Katherine Sebelius?
    I remember her attending ANC Baptist Temple years ago when she needed a few votes.
    Well that’s who survives, political animals like our Lisa and our Sarah. Love those 2.

    • She’s a cafeteria Catholic, same as Biden, same as Pelsoi,same as fake Pope,she takes what she finds useful and leaves what she doesn’t like. Not a real Catholic.

  5. If there was any doubt as to whether Murkowski was/is a Democrat, Progressive, Liberal RINO this is her coming out piece of legislation!

  6. Whereas Joseph Mengele was called the “Doctor of Death”, Lisa Murkowski is soon to known as, “Baby Butcher of the North.”

        • i don’t care what Lucinda thinks either Michael. In my opinion, Lisa is a hypocrite
          If she believes in killing babies, then so be it. However, do not fold your hands and go to church on Sunday in a church which is anti abortion and receive communion. Just like Biden and Pelosi.

      • You are clearly a fan of Lisa because you can’t see the truth about her and you parrot the same line. He is right. If she is writing legislation to kill babies, how does that not make her the baby butcher of the north? Put the kool-aid down.

      • Lucinda, Speaking of irrelevant, what has become of the sanctity and value of Life? Has not this culture of Industrial Abortion greatly lessened life’s value? Society went from extreme cases of incest and or of rape to warrant an abortion to bills now being considered that allow infanticide on demand. What’s next Lucinda? Do you support Capital Punishment? I don’t support the taking of life inside our Justice System and find this industrial slaughter of children in their Mothers Uterus equally abhorrent.

  7. Or how to participate in the death of untold millions of the most innocent lives while living off the tax payer. The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter.

  8. How is a prohibition on the killing of a fetus any kind of limitation on “reproductive freedom”? Even if abortion is made illegal, anyone is still free to reproduce.
    .
    Score another illogical, irrational non-sequitor from the radical leftist Princess Lisa.

  9. I would be interesting to hear from Murkowski where she thinks the Congress gets the authority to override state laws.

    ‘https://www.wsj.com/articles/congress-cant-codify-roe-v-wade-abortion-dobbs-14th-amendment-constitution-religious-exercise-justices-filibuster-11656953182?st=6de6h5yno9m1o6i&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

    • She does not have that authority at all. She just knows she has to play to the Pro-Abortion crowd to get here middle-left vote crowd to show up. The bill would be DOA or immediately overruled based off of SCOTUS’s last ruling. A Virtue Signal for votes, nothing more than a waste of time & money.

  10. Runaway inflation, an administration that has shut Alaska down, high fuel prices and she focuses on what? Pandering to the Democrats for the ranked choice voting. Nothing but a DC swamp creature. Thanks Lisa.

    • Just when I think that my contempt for the unprincipled, self-serving, hypocritical, corrupt and loathsome swamp creature that is Princess Lisa could not get any lower, she manages to dig out another new sub-basement to accommodate my newly lower contempt for her.

    • Precisely! She isn’t offering relief to Alaskans for the exorbitant gas prices — resulting from her boyfriend Biden shutting down Alaska — the inflationary costs that hit Alaska the hardest, or any of the failed policies of this ridiculous administration. She is kissing up to the murderous Planned Infanticide. That’s her god of choice while Alaskans are suffering most during the worst inflation in 40 years. She knows she will lose to Kelly Tshibaka. So do we. Start packing, Lisa.

  11. Any one who votes for the Democrat candidate will list Murkowski as their second choice, all but guaranteeing her re-election. It will take incredible conservative voter turnout for Kelly to get over the 50% hurdle in the first round.

  12. Next up: Murkowski files a bill to legalize selections and outlaw elections… It is anticipated to go by the moniker: Voter Emancipation Act

  13. Also, anyone that reads this, and thinks that Lisa Murkowski cares one whit more about your life and well being than she does about the most defenseless and innocent among us, will learn a harsh lesson in the days that are rapidly approaching. She will sacrifice your life JUST AS READILY as she will sacrifice theirs.

  14. So they believe in the autonomy of our own health care decisions for things like abortion but not when it comes to covid mandated shots?

  15. Nothing shouts “Healthcare!” like killing your innocent unborn human for convenience. The lengths that a politician with no morals will go to stay in office continue to grow like a malignant tumor for Daddy’s Little Girl..Time to abort this senator at the polls…

  16. What a laugh! That bill was filed by REPUBLICAN Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski.

    Can someone tell me one more time why I should vote Republican?

  17. Who speaks for the baby? How is objecting to dangerous abortion medication being mailed out without a doctor’s supervision being against contraception? – only lying Lisa can answer that. Does Lisa understand the difference between contraception and contragestation? Kelly wants to protect women – Lisa doesn’t care, period – all Lisa cares about is kissing up to those who have bought, paid for, and own her – planned parenthood. Lisa doesn’t care for women, and she doesn’t care about Alaska – anymore anyway… Who in their right mind would vote for her?

  18. What I understand is that the states will now make the rules as it pertains to this controversial issue. That means that us voters will choose on what we want for our state. Nothing has changed. Except that nobody is mandated to foot the bill anymore. That will have to be handled locally. By our elected representatives, and our votes. Perhaps Lisa should try to explain why groceries are so expensive in Alaska, especially in the villages. Her support of this administration is part of the blame to be sure. Soon we will be issued ration books and have to wait in line for a loaf of bread. Thanks,Lisa, for all you pretend to do for us, by needing to depend on the government for our basic needs.

  19. She has always been a Democrat.
    She may vote along with the Republicans when they have a cinch, but every single time it comes to a tie-breaker, she makes a hard left.
    Every single time.

  20. Pre viability, Post viability left decided by health care providers? This is so ambiguous. Can’t wait until this gets to the courts. It is pure evil, a death cult to destroy human life. God help us.

  21. I’ve never understood what part of the abortion process fits in to the “women’s reproductive rights” statement. Don’t women have a right to reproduce if they choose to? How is abortion in any way associated with reproducing?
    “How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!”
    -Samuel Adams

    • If my memory serves me, abortion has always been part of the wannabe commie leftists decades long Machiavellian scheme, to divide and conquer America from the inside.
      This unrelenting attack on America is internationally financed by oligarchs and marxists who stand to reap power and wealth from it.
      They wouldn’t have made it this far if it wasn’t for the average Dem voting the party ticket out of habit. What mindless things people will do simply to feel that they’re part of something. To them the Dem party is their social club.

  22. Abortion is NOT a policy issue for Lisa, apparently.

    Abortion IS a personal issue for Lisa, apparently.

    Why, apparently, IS that one may wonder?

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