A vote against the bill, they said, “will be accurately described as a vote to endorse and preserve the current policy of allowing legal abortion for any reason, until the moment of birth, in our nation’s capital.”
Earlier this week, Mrs. Norton praised Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America for deciding to score the vote as well.
Mrs. Norton, a Democrat, said the Republican majority has “reinvigorated the pro-choice movement” with a calculated measure that rebuts the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade to uphold abortion rights. She also noted the bill would affect the District, but no states with full voting rights in Congress.
“They didn’t want to get women worked up in an election year,” she said.