Brendan SmialowskiSen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., walks through the U.S. Capitol in Washington May 11. Manchin voted against the Women’s Health Protection Act that would have codified abortion rights at the federal level. The Democratic Party lost the vote, 51-49, in a bid to pin down Republicans on the abortion issue ahead of midterm elections.
Democrats and Republicans strategize on the abortion issue following the unprecedented leaked SCOTUS draft opinion overturning the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationally in 1973.