Senate Democrats Vote to Restrict Religious Freedom in America
Senate Democrats sided with the Obama Administration and voted today to restrict religious freedom in America.
The vote today suports Barack Obama’s HHS Mandate that forces religious institutions to provide free birth control, abortion drugs and sterilizations. This goes against church doctrine.
Americans United for Life is launching this educational video along with a website to help people understand the manipulative policies in the pending healthcare law that are forcing both an abortion mandate and an abortion-inducing drug mandate on all Americans — regardless of their personal beliefs. In a public relations bait-and-switch tactic, the administration pretends that this is about contraception. It is not.
Blunt (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)In a win for Democrats, the Senate voted Thursday to table an amendment permitting employers and insurers to opt out of provisions in President Obama’s health care law on moral or religious grounds.
The Senate voted 51-48 to table the amendment, which was offered by Senate Republican Minority Leader Roy Blunt of Missouri as an add-on to the transportation funding bill. Blunt and fellow Republicans cast the amendment as a fight to protect First Amendment rights (which includes the freedom of religion.) Prior to the vote, Blunt argued on the floor that the every member of the Senate, besides some of the most recently elected members, “have voted for bills that have this language in them.”
But Democrats said the amendment limits access to contraception and infringes on women’s rights at a time when Congress needs to focus on the economy and employment. “These aren’t the issues we should be debating right now,” Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet said on the Senate floor.