In response to the headline and story written by The Associated Press ("Senate bid to save Roe v. Wade falls to GOP-led filibuster," The Daily News, May 11) is extremely biased and misleading.

The vote was 49-51 with the Democrat vote at 49. The filibuster had nothing to do with the outcome of the vote. The Senate is a 50/50 body, and evidently there's at least one Democrat willing to stand on principle.

It's extremely frustrating to know that some people only get their news from outlets like yours.

Moody Fredenburg

Crystal Beach

Editor's note: The vote at issue in that article was to end a filibuster and allow Women’s Health Protection Act to move forward. Under Senate rules, 60 votes are required to end a filibuster. A vote on the actual bill might have ended the same way. Many thought it would, but no debate was held and no vote taken on that bill because of a filibuster.  



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Carlos Ponce

The vote on cloture on the motion to proceed was bi-partisan, predominantly but not exclusively Republican.

Most people visualize a "filibuster" as what Jimmy Stewart did in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". Although Senator Jefferson (Jeff) Smith's state is not mentioned in the film, it was based on an unpublished story "The Gentleman from Montana".

Gary Miller

The really silly thing about the rabble rally's at homes of SCOTUS judges is if Roe V Wade is repealed Abortion laws in their home states will not change even a little. Abortions in the US are regulated by state law now and will continue after Roe. These state laws were approved by SCOTUS and won't change unless their state legislature changes them.

Bailey Jones

Gary, surely you know this isn't the case. Several states, Texas included, have enacted "trigger" laws that outlaw abortion the moment Roe v Wade is overturned.

"Today I signed #HB1280. Under this law, the moment Roe v. Wade is overturned abortions will be outlawed in Texas." - Gov Abbott, July 20, 2021

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