Skip to comments.Dems plot legislative offensive on high courtís birth control decision
Posted on 07/08/2014 1:02:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Democrats want to lure Republicans into a fight over birth control with legislation to reverse the Supreme Courts decision that ObamaCare may not require certain businesses to include contraception in their employee health coverage.
At least three bills are being crafted in the House and Senate to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which the high court used as the basis for its ruling that the contraception mandate violated federal law.
Democrats are expected to introduce the measures prior to Congresss August recess as part of an effort to recalibrate the partys election-year messaging. Their hope is to turn out female voters by casting the courts decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby as a strike against reproductive rights.
Last weeks decision reignited a conversation across the country reminding women once again that their access to healthcare has become a political issue, when it should be a basic right, said Marcy Stech, national press secretary for EMILYs List.
It will drive women to the polls this November to vote for the women candidates who are on the right side of womens access to basic healthcare.
This will be a huge motivator for women in the fall and a liability for Republican candidates up and down the map, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) spokesman Justin Barasky added.
Republican campaign officials say theyre not worried and challenged the idea that the court ruling can help individual Democrats who supported the healthcare law and are considered vulnerable next year.
The polling shows that when we fight back, women believe in what were saying, Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said.
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Well, the bill would have to originate in the Senate. WHy not just bottle it up in the House, like Harry Reid does with House-originated bills he doesn’t like?
One sentence from Boehner. “ It’s settled law, but if you want to open up debate, let’s debate all of Obamacare. By November 1, 2914”
Just tell the Dems it’s “Settled Law”.
They could, but Boner would have to grow a set first.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances, unless liberals don't like it."
I wonder how many Democrats would support it? Unfortunately, quite a few.
Ignore the bills. Gambit declined.
Was it about Birth control, or was it about abortion?
Dems, and the media claim it was about birth control, but it was about abortaficents, therefore was about abortion.
Why is the government in charge of your sex life?
I was pleased with the ruling because of the specifics on “killing babies”. It’s the first step to overturning Roe vs Wade.
Was the court’s decision based only on the 1990’s legislation or on the constitution, itself?
“The polling shows that when we fight back, women believe in what were saying”
Maybe you should try actually fighting back sometime.
RE: Was the courts decision based only on the 1990s legislation or on the constitution, itself?
It was based on RFRA, the legislation that Clinton signed into law.