• The League is pleased that the Blunt Amendment was defeated earlier today by a vote of 51-48.  This amendment was about discrimination based on sex and nothing else.  The League is disappointed that so many Senators failed to support preventative health care for women.  Congress should not be playing politics with a woman's access to contraception.  We remain concerned that ill-defined "religious and moral" objections will continue to be proposed as a means of discriminating against women.

  • The League asked Senators to oppose an amendment to an upcoming Transportation bill that that would limit access to contraceptive services for women if any employer or insurance plan has a “religious or moral objection.”

  • League President Elisabeth MacNamara sent a letter to Senators urging them to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010.

  • Last night's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the comprehensive health care law passed by Congress in 2010, was a step backwards in dealing with America's health care crisis.

  • Nearly one year ago, on Christmas Eve, health care reform overcame Senate roadblocks and headed toward final enactment by the Congress, with the President’s signature coming in March.

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