Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Blunt Amendment was killed in the Senate, 51-48

Which was altogether too close.   This paragraph made me think:

Opponents of the bill pointed out that the amendment not only would have allowed employers to cherry-pick women's health care options based on moral beliefs, but it also would have rolled back some of the basic anti-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act. For instance, under the amendment, an employer could refuse to cover things like HIV/AIDS screenings, prenatal care for single mothers, mammograms, vaccinations for children and even screenings for diabetes based on objections to a perceived immoral lifestyle.

It seems to me that giving an exemption like that could give an employer power to discriminate against employees over certain physical conditions or disabilities--that's one hell of a rotten unintended consequence.  Anyway, this video is Sen. Lautenberg of NJ mentioning Rush Limbaugh (who is vile, and whose recent statements regarding Sandra Fluke get every relevant fact wrong) and how women are deserving of their rights, too:

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