Senate Republicans Block Contraception Bill

Senate Republicans Block Contraception Bill
(Washington, DC) -- Senate Republicans are blocking a Democratic birth control bill after a controversial Supreme Court ruling.
The Supreme Court recently ruled that some companies with religious objections can deny health insurance coverage for contraception. Democrats introduced a bill that would reinstate free birth control products for women affected by the ruling. Republicans blocked forward progress on the bill in a procedural vote. The vote fell short of a 60-vote threshold needed to move forward. Democrats dubbed their bill the "Not My Boss' Business-Act."
 
Senate Democrats are vowing to fight on after Republicans blocked a birth control bill after a controversial Supreme Court Ruling. Senator Patty Murry of Washington had introduced the bill that would reinstate free birth control products for women affected by the ruling.
The high court ruled that some companies with religious objections can deny health insurance coverage for contraception. Republicans blocked forward progress on the bill in a procedural vote. The Senate vote was 56-43, short of a 60-vote threshold needed to move forward. Democrats dubbed their bill the "Not My Boss' Business- Act."

Senator Patty Murray of Washington says Democrats will continue to fight for free birth control products for women affected by the Supreme Court's ruling. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York says Republicans will feel the consequences of this vote. Play Clip