Local Leagues across the country have responded to recent attempts in Congress to allow employers and health plans to block contraceptive services and discriminate against women.
| Jessica Jones
| Elisabeth MacNamara
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.