By a vote of 54-45, the Senate rejected the Stupak-like amendment co-sponsored by Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
Their amendment closely mirrored the language of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment included in the House bill which bans abortion coverage from any health care reform-even in insurance coverage that now provides it.
You Made This Happen! This success is due to each and every one of us who spoke out. Our Senators heard us loudly and clearly.
Please take the time to thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for voting for the motion to table this amendment.
For Senator Schumer
For Senator Gillibrand:
Please remember to thank Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for opposing the amendment and speaking against it.
For Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
Regardless of where you live, let your Senators know that you are glad the abortion coverage ban was defeated.
Tell them that Congress has already compromised on women’s access to abortion, and that we will not accept any additional restrictions on any benefits women have today!