The Senate today trampled individual freedom and rights of conscience in a 51-48 vote defeating the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” which would protect the religious and conscience rights of individuals and organizations opposed to the HHS mandate on contraception (which has little to do with contraception).
It also trivialized women’s health and the opinions of women. Many women, either as individuals or business owners, do not want to subsidize the cost of contraception. Even more would argue that women’s health should be focused on priorities like heart health and cancer prevention since heart disease and cancer are the top causes of death for women, not infertility.
Today, the Senate voted against choice.