Christian Post: Senate Aborts GOP Amendment on Birth Control, Religious Liberties

This post first appeared online at The Christian Post on March 1, 2012.

Senate Aborts GOP Amendment on Birth Control, Religious Liberties
By Paul Stanley

The U.S. Senate rejected a GOP amendment on Thursday that would have overridden President Obama's mandate that most employers, including religious nonprofits, and all insurers provide free contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs for women. The measure failed by a 51-48 vote.

"Today the Senate failed to defend the conscience rights of millions of Americans that are being trampled upon by Obamacare," said Marjorie Dannenfelser of Susan B. Anthony List in a written statement. "Americans do not wish to be forced to pay for abortion-inducing drugs by unelected bureaucrats in Washington. There will be consequences in November for Senators in tight races who voted to kill this amendment with the absurd reasoning that they are acting in the best interests of women. Undermining the religious liberty and conscience rights of women can never serve them."

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