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July 16, 2014 by  
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Bill to overturn Hobby Lobby decision on abortifacients stalls in Senate

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats to erode the religious liberty of Americans who object to abortion-inducing drugs or contraception has stalled.

The Democrat-controlled body voted 56-43 to pass the bill, which would require business owners to offer contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees with no co-pay, regardless of their religious views. However, the measure needed 60 votes to proceed, due to Senate cloture rules.

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, said that while he welcomed today’s victory, “the fact that a majority of senators, almost all Democrats, are still bent on eviscerating the religious liberty rights of Americans is very disturbing. It seems they will stop at nothing to trample on our First Amendment freedoms.”


Written by Bill