Thursday, March 1, 2012

Blunt attack on women defeated

As expected the Senate defeated Republican Senator Roy Blunt’s amendment to allow employers to refuse to cover any health services they objected to on Religious or “moral” grounds.  The Amendment that was an outright attack on womens’ rights to access to coverage of preventive health care and contraceptive coverage  was rejected by a vote of 51 to 48, largely along party lines with most Democrats voting to against the amendment and nearly all Republicans voting in favor. 
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