Thursday, March 1, 2012
Senate Kills Republican Attempt to Undermine Obama's Contraceptive Coverage Policy
The New York Times: Senate Blocks G.O.P. Bill Opposing Contraception Policy, by Robert Pear:
The Senate on Thursday killed a Republican effort to let employers and health insurance companies deny coverage for contraceptives and other services to which they have religious or moral objections.
The vote was 51 to 48. In effect, the Senate upheld President Obama’s birth control policy. The policy guarantees that women have access to insurance coverage for contraceptives at no charge, through an employer’s health plan or directly from an insurance company. . . .