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Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 16, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.

The vote on Wednesday was 56-43 to move ahead on the measure, short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed. U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, voted in favor of the measure; Sen. John Boozman, a Republican, voted against it.

Democrats sponsored the election-year bill to reverse last month's Supreme Court ruling that closely held businesses with religious objections could deny coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law.

Republicans called the bill a political stunt aimed at helping vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the midterm elections.

Democrats appealed to female voters, critical to their hopes of holding onto their Senate majority, in arguing for the measure.

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Capitalist12 says... July 16, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.

These women get free birth control. it is paid for by the insurance companies, who are paid by the employers. This is not about free birth control for women, but about free abortion pills, which are already legal to buy. Can the Democrats not kill babies fast enough with abortion already without more free abortion pills?

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JakeTidmore says... July 16, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.

The lying liars are first to get a word in.

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HM2 says... July 16, 2014 at 8:36 p.m.

Take America back!

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