WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks as Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) (L), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) (3rd L) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) (R) listen during a news conference outside U.S. Capitol September 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. House Democrats held a news conference on the "Women's Health Protection Act" (WHPA) that will be voted on in the House after the news conference. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Democrats pass sweeping abortion law

The Women’s Health and Protection Act passed the House in a 218 to 211 vote. The bill is in response to the Texas abortion law, SB8, and is the legislature’s attempt to block the state’s legislation where the Supreme Court didn’t. Since Roe v. Wade led the Supreme Court to rule abortions to be constitutional in 1973, Democrats have claimed the Texas law violates the Constitution.