Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Senate defeated Democrats’ attempts to strip away key religious liberty protections for Americans of all faiths. By a vote of 56-43, the Murray-Udall proposal that would have forced all employers to cover all current or future health care items or services required under government mandates notwithstanding any other provision of law – including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act – was struck down.
The measure, from Sens. Patty Murray of Washington and Mark Udall of Colorado, would have prohibited companies from what ‘they term’, “discrimination against female employees in any health coverage that is guaranteed under federal law”, according to a summary obtained by POLITICO. The bill had further claimed that, “no federal law, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, allows an employer to refuse to comply with the health care law’s preventive services requirement.”
It’s important to remember that the original HHS Mandate, which forced pro-life business owners to violate their faith by paying for abortion pills, was a regulatory action issued under ObamaCare, not a law pass by those elected to represent the people. Yet, when the Left tried to pass the abortion-pill mandate through Congress, they couldn’t even muster the necessary voted to pass the pro-abortion Senate.
This effort to reinstate the abortion-pill mandate has failed and is a tremendous victory for life and religious liberty!
However, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised another vote “before the year is out”.
S.B. 1696 is Still Alive!
It is time to turn our attention to defeating another even more radical pro-abortion bill in the Senate that could eviscerate over 200 pro-life laws across America!
Over the past few years, numerous states, following the will of the people, have increased protections for women and unborn children by enacting reasonable, commonsense restrictions on abortion. These pro-life laws are designed at limiting unregulated and dangerous abortions and ensuring that unborn children are at least given a fighting chance at life.
S.B. 1696, in one fell swoop, would eviscerate these pro-life laws with one piece of federal pro-abortion legislation.
The stated purpose of this extremist pro-abortion legislation is to “put an end to all pro-life
restrictions on abortion”. It chillingly states,” that it would apply to all laws or regulations enacted before and after the bill is passed – at any level of government – striking down over 200 pro-life laws at both the federal and state levels”!
If passed, this new measure would give legal cover to deadly abortionists like Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of monstrously murdering babies born alive after botched abortions, and contributing to the deaths of women through his unsanitary and dangerous money-making abortion practice.
The deceptive title of “Women’s Health Protection” would do anything but protect women, and certainly not their babies.
To Clarify: The word “health” exceptions, is deceptively used by pro-abortion proponents, not as a merely “physical health” meaning – but as a strategically vague and expansive definition of health, to include questionable psychological
health, which might include a woman simply feeling sad over how her body feels during a pregnancy. The determination of this so called “health” exception, is left to the subjective whim of the individual abortionist, not a matter of accepted medical opinion.
This would basically leave no limit on abortion that could withstand scrutiny.
Though the bill’s own language does not impact abortion related laws in the country, such as “laws regulating physical access to clinic entrances or requirements for parental consent and notification before a minor may obtain an abortion, yet, it specifically states that “Congress should address through separate legislation.”
The bill carries a multitude of pro-abortion code words and euphemisms cleverly aimed at hiding its true intent, while maintaining enough legal teeth to do real damage in court.
S.B. 1696 is an extremely dangerous, deceptive and deadly bill.
This heinous bill should have no reasonable chance of passing Congress. Even the pro-abortion U.S. Senate knows better than to try something this extreme.
ACT NOW! Radical pro-abortion bill being considered today in Congress! ACTION NEEDED! NO TIME TO LOSE! (S 1696 ) “Women’s Health Protection Act” Is being considered today in Congress, will virtually nullify ALL abortion limits nationwide! SHAME! SHAME! EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR NAME: Among the bill’s 35 co-sponsors is our own Illinois Senator Dick Durbin! CALL [...]
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