Lisa Murkowski believes there’s a way to codify abortion protections

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Thursday that there is still “a long way to go” to find a bipartisan agreement on codification. abortion rights Previously preserved under Roe v. Wade. She added that she is “not in the camp that says it can’t be done.”

“The codification of Roe v. Wade isn’t going to happen unless there’s a bipartisan approach to it. It’s as simple as that,” the Alaska senator told CBS News’ John Dickerson in an interview.

Murkowski said that, months ago, that Sense. Susan Collins met with R-Main, Kirsten Cinema, D-Arizona, and Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, to determine “there is a way forward.”

“We have a way to go with it,” she said. “But again, if you don’t start with something that’s bipartisan in the first place, you’re doomed to fail, especially on important matters like how we choose and control a woman’s own reproductive health care. Talking about the right to do.”

“It is impossible to achieve this if we say there is no way we can do it,” she said.

President Biden swore that Democrats If they win Senate seats and maintain their majority in the House in the upcoming midterm elections, they can vote in Roe v. Wade codified into law. He has also met with the Senate To make an exception to its filibuster rules,

Murkowski, however, who supports abortion rights until the viability of the fetus, told Dickerson that she was against eliminating Filibuster for doing so.

“Keep in mind that this may be a quick way to win, but when the tables are turned, when the majority is overturned, it can be used against the issue,” she said. “It’s not a recipe for success. I’m not suggesting that it’s easy. I can’t tell you that we have votes. But I do believe that people in this country, in this country are not women when their are potentially willing to push back 50 years to determine their fair access to contraception when it comes to determining reproductive health care rights.”

In his interview, Murkowski also condemned Threats against MPsSaying they are discouraging “good people” from working in government.

“I know it happens on both sides,” she said. “It is not acceptable. It is reprehensible that this should be continued by anyone against any of us. And it is not only of us in elected office. What do we see with it with threats to the judiciary, the supreme Have been, look at this. Court, cabinet members on both our sides, whether in the Trump administration or now with the Biden administration. This is not acceptable and we all need to condemn it.”

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