Joe Manchin said he will vote against moving forward on Democrats' bill to codify federal abortion rights.
Democrats have renewed focus on abortion rights in the wake of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin told reporters on Wednesday that he'll vote against his party's bill that codifies federal abortion rights as the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The West Virginia lawmaker insisted that he supports a federal right to abortion, but said the Democratic bill, called the Women's Health Protection Act, goes too far.
"It's just disappointing that we're going to be voting on a piece of legislation which I would not vote for today," Manchin told reporters.
Casey, who has at times supported abortion restrictions, said that the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion overturning abortion rights had changed his mind.
Pro-abortion rights groups have long argued that such counseling is only required as a way to try to coerce a woman out of getting an abortion. »