Dems: Override contraception ruling

Associated Press Published:

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats say they will advance legislation to override the Supreme Court's recent ruling allowing some companies with religious objections to avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care law.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the ruling was outrageous and the Senate will do something about it. He says women's lives cannot be determined by the decision of five men.

The 5-4 ruling last month was a setback for supporters of the law but some Democrats have been aiming to use it to political advantage by focusing on Republicans' record on reproductive rights.

Senate Democratic legislation would undo the ruling by aiming to ensure all women have access to contraception coverage even if they work for a company that has a religious objection to it. Such a bill would have little chance of passage in the Republican-controlled House.

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  • From above: He says women's lives cannot be determined by the decision of five men.

    Hey, Harry, How many men determined  the Supreme Court, Roe v Wade decision? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision in favor of abortion. Notice it was all men.

    Supreme Court Justices Opinions:
    Majority: Harry A. Blackmun (for the Court), William J. Brennan, Lewis F. Powell Jr., Thurgood Marshall; Concurring: Warren Burger, William Orville Douglas, Potter Stewart

    Dissenting: William H. Rehnquist, Byron White

    The so-called war against women is a phony scandal, made up by the Democrats. They will use any issue (wedge issues) to try and keep the American people divided. (Saul Alinsky tactics).