GOP Votes To Put Your Boss In Your Bedroom

Did Your Senator Vote to Put Your Boss in Your Bedroom?

Republicans sure chose an auspicious way to ring in Women’s History Month.  This morning, the Senate voted on the extreme bill to put your boss in your bedroom — and in between you and your doctor.  And every single Republican who voted but one — Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), who has been essentially driven out of the Senate by GOP extremism — voted for the bill.

Here’s a reminder of what this legislation would entail:

It would allow ANY employer or insurance company to deny ANY essential or preventative health care benefit for essentially ANY reason.  Benefits that could be denied include:

  • contraception
  • cancer screenings
  • diabetes screenings
  • STD screenings
  • prenatal care
  • mental health coverage

This bill is so extreme that if your boss believed in healing exclusively through the power of prayer, he would have sufficient legal grounds to deny you coverage for various medical conditions.  If your boss had a moral objection to single mothers, he could deny unmarried pregnant women prenatal coverage.  Or if your boss had a “moral” objection to overweight people, diabetes screenings would not have to be covered.

Under the conservative plan, all of the above would be perfectly legal.  Under the progressive plan — the Affordable Care Act, Americans and their doctors are in charge of their health care decisions, not insurance companies and your boss.

Which Senators Voted AGAINST Access to Birth Control?

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN): 202.224.4944

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): 202.224.3324

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY): 202.224.6441

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): 202.224.5721

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR): 202.224.4843

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA): 202.224.4543

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC): 202.224.3154

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA): 202.224-6324

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA): 202.224.3521

Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN): 202.224.5623

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK): 202.224.5754

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS): 202.224.5054

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME): 202.224-2523

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN): 202.224.3344

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): 202.224.2934

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID): 202.224.6142

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC): 202.224.6121

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY): 202.224.3424

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC): 202.224.5972

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): 202.224.3744

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT): 202.224.5251

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV): 202.224.6244

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND): 202.224.2551

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX): 202.224.5922

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK): 202.224.4721

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA): 202.224.3643

Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE): 202.224.4224

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): 202.224.5323

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ): 202.224.4521

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT): 202.224.5444

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN): 202.224.4814

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): 202.224.3954

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ): 202.224.2235

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY): 202.224.2541

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS): 202.224.6521

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK): 202.224-6665

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE): 202.224.6551

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): 202.224.4343

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): 202.224.3353

Sen. James Risch (R-ID): 202.224.2752

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS): 202.224.4774

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): 202.224.3041

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL): 202.224.4124

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL): 202.224.5744

Sen. John Thune (R-SD): 202.224.2321

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA): 202.224.4254

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA): 202.224.4623

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS): 202.224.6253

Attacking women’s rights is not the way we celebrate Women’s History Month.

If your Senator voted against access to birth control, please feel free to politely call their office and tell them you don’t want your boss in your bedroom and that it’s time to stop the attacks on women’s health care.

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