WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November’s elections.
The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the measure, short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed.
Democrats sponsored the election-year bill to reverse last month’s Supreme Court ruling that closely held businesses with religious objections could deny coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Instead, the GOP tried to push a bill that says “when your employer kicks you to the curb for being a slut, you can go buy your own, whore!!! (paraphrased)”
In reality, they said this…
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), joining McConnell at his press conference, said the bill is intended to make the political point that “women have the same rights today to access contraception as they did before Obamacare was passed, and before the Hobby Lobby decision.”
This is *almost* true. Before the ACA was passed, women did not have right to contraception in their health insurance plans. After it was passed, they did. After Hobby Lobby, they lost that right to “religious corporations”.
You block a bill that would have restored those rights to women. Stop lying, GOP.