Thursday, March 1, 2012

These 23 Republican Senators Want to Take Away Women's Birth Control

What is the Blunt Amendment?
The Blunt Amendment would allow employers, to opt out of health care coverage for anything they have "moral objections" to or against their "religious beliefs".  
So your boss gets to decide if your birth control is covered on your medical insurance.
Who created the Blunt Amendment?
Roy  Blunt the republican senator from Missouri and one time birther introduced this amendment to a transportation bill and it quickly gathered 23 republican co-sponsors including minority leader Mitch  McConnell.
Why was this amendment introduced?
Blunt argues that he introduced the amendment to protect freedom of religion.  It is noteworthy not a single one of these senators spoke out in defense of religious freedom when the "ground zero mosque", debate was raging.   Mainly the republicans think they can cause some embarrassment for President Obama by using Women's health care as a political football.  Ladies, tired of being kicked around by the republicans?  Here is the list of republican Co-sponsors to the Blunt Amendment.  In case your wondering Mitt Romney is in favor of the Blunt Amendment. 

These Republican Senators want your boss to decide if you get birth control covered by your health insurance.  Please note, none of this would be happening if the nation had a single payer health plan.

Cosponsors of the Blunt Amendment
Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] - 2/9/2012
Sen Barrasso, John [WY] - 2/9/2012
Sen Boozman, John [AR] - 2/9/2012
Sen Coats, Daniel [IN] - 2/9/2012
Sen Cornyn, John [TX] - 2/9/2012
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] - 2/9/2012
Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] - 2/9/2012
Sen Hoeven, John [ND] - 2/9/2012
Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] - 2/16/2012
Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] - 2/9/2012
Sen Kyl, Jon [AZ] - 2/9/2012
Sen Lugar, Richard G. [IN] - 2/9/2012
Sen McCain, John [AZ] - 2/9/2012
Sen McConnell, Mitch [KY] - 2/9/2012
Sen Nelson, E. Benjamin [NE] - 2/9/2012
Sen Paul, Rand [KY] - 2/9/2012
Sen Portman, Rob [OH] - 2/15/2012
Sen Risch, James E. [ID] - 2/17/2012
Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] - 2/9/2012
Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] - 2/9/2012
Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] - 2/13/2012
Sen Toomey, Pat [PA] - 2/9/2012
Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] - 2/9/2012

Every Single Republican Senator, with the exception of Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Ma) , voted FOR the Blunt amendment when it came up for a vote in the Senate.   Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Ak) also voted for the Blunt amendment, but she is now sorry.  Yeah, so are we. 
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