October 01, 2013

Women Senators: GOP's Birth Control Amendment 'Defies Logic'

WASHINGTON -- Democratic female senators are stunned the government is on the verge of shutting down and Republicans are once again using the crisis to target birth control and preventative care for women, a group of them said on Monday.

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told reporters that the Senate will unequivocally reject a provision sent to them by House Republicans this weekend that would allow employers to deny women birth control coverage for moral reasons.

"In the dead of night, while most of us were sleeping, they snuck in a provision one more time that specifically targets women of this country," Hirono said. "It's just amazing. We have laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, and yet they put in a provision that just targets women. It truly defies logic."

Read the entire piece here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/republicans-birth-control-amendment_n_4017597.html

By:  Laura Bassett
Source: The Huffington Post