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Demsí Plan B disintegrates: Bill to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling canít clear filibuster
The Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.

Posted on 07/16/2014 12:57:54 PM PDT by jazusamo

Senate Democrats’ effort to reverse the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” ruling on birth control could not overcome a Republican filibuster Wednesday, exposing the partisan divide over how to balance women’s health rights with religious liberty ahead of November’s congressional contests.

The chamber’s 56-43 vote was not enough to green-light the “Not My Boss’ Business Act” for final consideration, even though Republicans Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke party ranks and voted to put the bill on the floor.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, changed his vote to “no” at the last minute so he could once more bring up the bill, which would require corporations to insure birth control or other legally mandated services when offering health plans.

“It’s an essential part of women’s health and should be part of an employee’s package, and not something she has to go and add on later,” Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat, said.

The legislation authored by Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington and Mark Udall of Colorado was more political than practical — the Republican-led House would not have taken up the measure.

But it provided Democrats a way to woo women voters amid fears of poor turnout this fall.

The party says the bill is necessary because an all-male majority of the Supreme Court ruled owners of closely held corporations do not have to insure forms of birth control that violate their moral beliefs.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; democrats; filibuster; hobbylobby; planb; ussenate
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The Rats political stunt didn't last long.

Collins, Kirk, Murkowski vote with Rats. Sigh

1 posted on 07/16/2014 12:57:54 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

No fan of the RINOs but I suspect they voted yes to force the democrat’s hand at which point Hairy Roid voted NO.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 1:03:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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Wasn’t Harry Reid able to invoke the “nuclear option”, to blow up the filibuster once and for all, making everything a simple majority?


3 posted on 07/16/2014 1:05:21 PM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: jazusamo

Health rights? Abortion is very unhealthy for the baby.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 1:05:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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>>>Collins, Kirk, Murkowski vote with Rats. Sigh <<<

Actually, Collinrat, Kirkrat and Murkowskirat voted with the other rats.

Nothing to be surprised at or sigh . . . these are all democrats wearing republican robes, or more correctly - wolves in sheep’s clothing.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Jim Robinson
Health rights? Abortion is very unhealthy for the baby.

AMEN to that.

6 posted on 07/16/2014 1:08:14 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: alloysteel

He only did so for nominations, not for routine business.


7 posted on 07/16/2014 1:08:16 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: jazusamo
Well, they didn't say it was a good plan!

That's why it was Plan B!

8 posted on 07/16/2014 1:10:13 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Bump.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 1:10:20 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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It worked perfectly. It will come up again in September after normal schedules return as an election time issue to stoke anger among the Sarah Flucke types and drive the angriest horn dogs to the polls.


10 posted on 07/16/2014 1:13:44 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

11 posted on 07/16/2014 1:14:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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Since they are discussing “Women’s Health”, how about this suggestion for preventative medicine. When you lay down cross your legs.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 1:18:57 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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Harry . . . here is a simple solution, just invoke another nuclear option and make yourself and your party the sole decision making body in America . . . please, please do - and then come November, when WE are the majority we can impeach the whole lot of you including your halfrican boss. We won’t even drag it out!


13 posted on 07/16/2014 1:20:57 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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Yep, doesn’t cost a cent and it’s 100% effective.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 1:21:21 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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Well, not 100% effective. There was that one woman 2014 years ago.
But there are exceptions to every rule.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 1:39:40 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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So true, and then in modern times there’s that dastardly toilet seat. :-)


16 posted on 07/16/2014 1:42:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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All the RATS have anymore are stunts. Well lies and stunts.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 1:44:58 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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This law would give the HHS Secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, a political hack, carte blanche to create and enforce whatever requirements she or Obama want to on insurance companies and private employers (including small businesses). The only exception would be for houses of worship, and the existing, limited accommodation for religiously-affiliated nonprofit organizations would remain.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which passed the Senate 97-3 and the House unanimously, would be rendered irrelevant beyond individuals. I do not know how this would impact a privately owned business with a single owner. And who knows what would happen with state level religious freedom laws.

18 posted on 07/16/2014 1:59:31 PM PDT by magellan
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To: jazusamo
awesome avalanche

Avalanche of Awesome!

19 posted on 07/16/2014 2:18:33 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jazusamo

Now there is a big surprise with those 3. NOT!


20 posted on 07/16/2014 2:32:10 PM PDT by Jean2 (i)
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