WASHINGTON (July 15, 2014) – Senate Democrats mad at the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling saw their attempt to fix it blocked on the Senate floor today. Fifty-six senators voted for the fix, but it needed 60 votes to proceed. The fix would have forced businesses, even those with religious objections, to fund contraception for their workers. Republicans and other critics called it an attack on religious liberty.
This is not the end – DEMS will try again to get a mega pro-abortion law passed before they lose the Senate. Pray and contact your senators; let them know your position!
Days after a new report showed that free birth control is being covered in record numbers, liberals are complaining that the Supreme Court won’t trample the First Amendment to deliver even more – they insist on plowing ahead with their ridiculous agenda to overrule the Supreme Court. And they’ll resort to outright lies to do it. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wrongly implied that the justices outlawed birth control altogether.
Recent data from the IMS Institute document a sharp change in birth-control access during 2013. More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama’s health law, a major coverage shift that’s likely to advance.
CatholicVote.org in Chicago, IL. made this comment:
Harry Reid and his zealous pro-abortion friends are desperate. They know their majority in the Senate is in danger. So guess what? They’ve decided it’s time to dust off the fake ‘War on Women’ playbook again.
Senate Democrats know that the bogus ‘War on Women’ helped raise millions of dollars in 2012 while also bringing abortion supporters to the polls. Now, the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” declares open war on women and their children. What would happen to the numerous pro-woman and pro-child protections passed in the states all across the country if this mega abortion bill became law?
- Informed consent laws? Eliminated.
- Laws that protect pain-capable children after 20 weeks? Gone.
- Clinic regulations? All of them wiped away.
- Conscience protections? Nearly all such protections would be decimated.
- Ultrasounds for vulnerable women? Banned.
The far-ranging scope of this bill and the audacity of the Senate Democrats to push such legislation is terrifying. This is what they would impose on America if pro-life legislators were not standing in their way. Thankfully, there is absolutely no way this bill will pass the House, which is in pro-life hands. However, that doesn’t mean we can ignore this legislation. Harry Reid will use this bill to raise money and get out the votes for radical pro-abortion candidates. We can’t let them have the last word. We need to expose their real agenda.
Compiled by Ruth Schofield
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