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Rab said:

The Est Democrats have played their role in the eventual Roe v Wade being overturned through decades of refusal to codify into law this bill when they had the chance 

I don't know much about pre-2000 politics, but there really has not been a good opportunity to codify Roe since at least 2000. The "best" opportunity was the Obama supermajority which was very short lived. During this time, the administration made Obamacare it's focus, however this gave us a solid glimpse into what the landscape regarding Abortion looked like in the Democratic party, when pro-life Dems forced compromises regarding abortion and were seemingly willing to torpedo any bill which didn't provide for state's rights regarding abortion.

That is to say, Democrats simply didn't have the votes. They don't have the votes now and they didn't have the votes then.