The Women’s Health Protection Act, sponsored by Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Passed by Parliament last year, would nationalize access to abortion. The law to ensure access to abortion, led by rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Tex.), Would ensure that women can travel freely across the country to get medical attention. None of the laws will pass the Senate.
A group of Democratic senators tried. Led by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), From a state where abortion is legal and which also risks losing its re-election, they tried to force a vote on a bill on the freedom to travel with unanimous consent, a dramatic tactics to send a message of legislation that does not have the votes. It was blocked by the Republicans.
Also this week, 18 Senate Democrats and 81 MPs sent a letter to the Biden administration asking him to declare a national public health emergency to give patients more flexibility to receive and doctors to provide medical care. But officials in the Biden administration have so far been reluctant to act because there is little money to devote to the effort, and they fear legal challenges from conservatives who would win in conservative courts.