The other day I urged you, in unity with the USCCB, to contact your Senator’s offices and express your opposition to the passing of S. 2578, the ‘Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014’. This would have gravely undermined religious freedom in these USA. In the wake of SCOTUS’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, Sens. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Patty Murray (D-WA), both pro abortion, are behind the bill.
What was voted on today? Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.2578 )
The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the measure, short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed.
So, cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to this horrid bill.
Ironically, the majority leader (for now) Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) changed his vote to “No”, thus becoming the only Dem to vote with the opposition, and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote some time.
Republicans Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark S. Kirk (R-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted with nearly all Democrats in favor of cloture (thus, in favor of this freedom attacking bill).
How the vote went HERE. Check to see how your Senators voted and file that away in the back of your mind.
I read at Life News:
Senate Defeats Democrats’ Bill to “Overturn” Supreme Court Decision Protecting Hobby Lobby
Senate Democrats today lost their bid to approve legislation to “overturn” the Supreme Court’s decision protecting Hobby Lobby and other companies from being forced to comply with the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees.
Republicans were able to sustain their filibuster against the bill and prevailed on a 56-43 vote, with Democrats voting to move to a vote on the pro-abortion bill and Republicans uniting to vote against it.
Well done, those of you who called your senators. Don’t be complaisant.