Sen. Bob Casey backs bill supporting abortion rights
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a surprising announcement, Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, who has leaned more towards the pro-life side on abortion issues, said he would support legislation to codify abortion protections.
Casey released a press release on this:
“This week, I will again vote yes to advance debate on the Women’s Health Protection Act and I will support the bill if there is a vote on final passage in the future. In the nearly three months since the Senate last voted on the Women’s Health Protection Act, the circumstances around the entire debate on abortion have changed. In light of the leaked Supreme Court decision draft overturning Roe v. Wade, and subsequent reports that Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate will introduce legislation to enact a nationwide six-week ban, the real question of the moment is: do you support a categorical ban on abortion? During my time in public office, I have never voted for—nor do I support—such a ban.”
The senate is expected to vote on that legislation on Wednesday.