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Senate Democratic Women Call on Boehner to Abandon Pledge to Continue Contraception Fight

Senators to Boehner on International Women’s Day: “Women are tired of being targets for a political strategy that endangers their health care and they want it to stop.” “It’s time for you to put an end to the attacks on women’s health care and to work with the Senate to get back to the American…

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Schumer Statement On Senate Defeat Of GOP Proposal To Restrict Contraception Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Thursday after the Senate defeated a GOP proposal to allow employers to bar contraception coverage for women: “The closeness of this vote show how high the stakes are on this issue. Republicans want to force women to surrender their health decisions to their…

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Reid Statement On Senate Defeat Of Republican Proposal To Let Employers Deny Women Access To Contraception Coverage

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-48 to defeat a Republican amendment that would have let employers deny women access to health care coverage for contraception and other preventive health services: “Today’s vote showed us a great deal about where Republicans’ priorities lie. Instead of working with Democrats…

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Top Republicans Blast Senate GOP Bid To Restrict Contraception

Party Divisions Sparked By Blunt Amendment That Would Ban Contraceptive Coverage For Any Woman Whose Boss Has Personal Objection Snowe: ‘Much Broader Than I Could Support’ … Murkowksi: ‘Don’t Know Where We Are Going With This Issue’ Sen. Olympia Snowe: “With Respect To The Blunt Amendment, It’s Much Broader Than I Could Support.” [MSNBC, 2/29/12]…

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Extreme Blunt Amendment Could Put At Risk Preventive Care For Over 20M Women – Including Access To Contraception, Mammograms And Prenatal Screenings

An Estimated 20.4 Million Women Are Currently Benefiting From Preventive Health Services Guaranteed Under Affordable Care Act Blunt Amendment Is So Far Reaching It Would Allow Any Corporation or Health Plan to Deny Women and Their Families Access to These Services For Virtually Any Reason Amendment Set to Receive Senate Vote As Early As This…

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Democratic Women Fight Back on GOP Efforts to Politicize Women’s Health

Politics has no place in women’s health. And yet, Republicans are threatening to politicize the importance of preventive health services relied upon by women across the country by calling for a vote on the Blunt Amendment. The legislation would allow employers to deny their employees’ contraception coverage, among other preventive services, merely on the basis…

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Republicans Overreach With Sweeping Assault On Women’s Health

Declaring “There Is No Room For Compromise,” Republicans Push For Extreme Measures That Would Let Any Employer – Secular Or Religious – Deny Women Access To Range Of Critical Health Services, Including Mammograms, Sonograms and Contraception Republicans Ignoring Polls Showing Broad Support For Administration Compromise – Including Among Catholic Women New Push Is Just The…

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Reid: I Support The White House Rule Because In The Year 2012, Women Should Not Be Denied Access To Contraception

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Obama administration announced a new health care rule guaranteeing women access to free contraception coverage through their employer while protecting the religious freedom of faith-based institutions: “I strongly support the rule announced today because in the year 2012, women should…

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