On Monday evening, the Senate voted on a motion to proceed to debate on the Women’s Health Protection Act, a Democrat-sponsored bill that would “codify” Roe v. Wade in the event that it is overturned, legislate a supposed fundamental right to abortion, and nullify pro-life laws across the country.
The motion failed in a 46-48 vote, with three Republicans and three Democrats not voting. Nearly every Democrat, with the exception of West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, voted in favor of the bill — including senators up for reelection in swing states in this year’s midterms.
One of those senators was Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly, who was elected in 2020 in a special election, defeating incumbent Republican Martha McSally by less than 2.5 percent. On Tuesday, pro-life lobbying group the Susan B. Anthony List announced that it would take out a $1 million ad campaign in Arizona against Kelly in the upcoming election, knocking his extreme stance on abortion.