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Murkowski Regrets Voting For Blunt’s ‘Religious Conscience’ Measure: ‘I Have Let These Women Down’

Murkowski Regrets Voting For Blunt’s ‘Religious Conscience’ Measure: ‘I Have Let These Women Down’ | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by IGOR VOLSKY, Think Progress


Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski told a local newspaper yesterday that she regrets her vote for the so-called Blunt amendment, the GOP’s alternative to President Obama’s rule requiring employers to provide contraception coverage as part of their health care insurance plans. Under the amendment, which the Senate tabled with the help of just one Republican, employers would have been empowered to deny coverage of health services to their employees on the basis of personal moral objections.


“I have never had a vote I’ve taken where I have felt that I let down more people that believed in me,” Murkowski told the Anchorage Daily News’ Julia O’Malley, claiming that the amendment’s language went “overboard.”  [MORE]

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Rick's comment, March 6, 2012 10:04 PM
... and what lessons have we learned for the future, Rep. Murkowski?
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Stopping the Attack on Women's Rights

Stopping the Attack on Women's Rights | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
If there's one thing I've learned from my time serving in the military, in the state legislature, and on the city council, it's that, when you're facing someone who's trying to bully you, you can't back down.

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