Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from the state of Maine, has stated she will not be putting her support behind the new bill by Democrats that is aimed at protecting and preserving abortion rights throughout the United States.
The Los Angeles Times stated that the House is expecting to approve the bill this Friday. Democratic leaders in the Senate are still trying to decide whether or not to bring it to a vote.
Collins went on to maintain that this proposed bill interferes with a law already in existence that guarantees health professionals who are not supportive of abortion are not required to participate in it.
“I support codifying Roe (vs. Wade),” she went on to say. “Unfortunately, the bill … goes way beyond that. It would severely weaken the conscious exceptions that are in the current law.”
Collins then referred to some of the bill as “extreme.”
Collins said the bill hurts the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which protects individuals’ ability to exercise their religion.
USA Today said the bill is in response to the Texas “fetal heartbeat” law that took effect earlier in September.
Collins comments came in a brief interview on Tuesday. In a follow-up statement, she said, “This ‘carve out’ would be unprecedented, and I do not believe it is necessary to codify Roe.”
The Times said the key provision of the Democrats’ bill would place a ban on states prohibiting or interfering with abortion through viability.
Collins then stated she’s currently in talks with other senators to put together a potential piece of legislation that would “truly codify Roe.”
How gross and disgusting.
It makes you wonder how Collins can sleep at night while wanting to codify a SCOTUS decision that kills pre-born children.