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Dems plot legislative offensive on high courtís birth control decision
The Hill ^ | 07/08/2014 | By Elise Viebeck

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 Court’s 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 Congress’s August recess as part of an effort to recalibrate the party’s election-year messaging. Their hope is to turn out female voters by casting the court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby as a strike against reproductive rights.

“Last week’s 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 EMILY’s List.

“It will drive women to the polls this November to vote for the women candidates who are on the right side of women’s 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 they’re 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 we’re saying,” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; democrats; hobbylobby; rfra

1 posted on 07/08/2014 1:02:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


2 posted on 07/08/2014 1:05:11 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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”


3 posted on 07/08/2014 1:07:54 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just tell the Dems it’s “Settled Law”.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 1:08:42 PM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

They could, but Boner would have to grow a set first.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 1:08:50 PM PDT by ZULU ("Show me the man and I will find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria)
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To: SeekAndFind
Some Republican needs to strike first by proposing a simple constitutional amendment called the "Liberal Constitutional Amendment Act of 2014"

"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.

6 posted on 07/08/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continue)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ignore the bills. Gambit declined.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 1:15:15 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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8 posted on 07/08/2014 1:18:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 1:28:40 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Women are so stupid, they just do as they're told.

Why is the government in charge of your sex life?

10 posted on 07/08/2014 1:34:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rockinqsranch

I was pleased with the ruling because of the specifics on “killing babies”. It’s the first step to overturning Roe vs Wade.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 1:35:46 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Was the court’s decision based only on the 1990’s legislation or on the constitution, itself?


12 posted on 07/08/2014 3:53:42 PM PDT by djpg
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To: SeekAndFind

“The polling shows that when we fight back, women believe in what we’re saying”

Maybe you should try actually fighting back sometime.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 3:56:32 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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RE: Was the court’s decision based only on the 1990’s legislation or on the constitution, itself?

It was based on RFRA, the legislation that Clinton signed into law.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 5:17:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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