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And with his flip-flop yesterday, Mitt Romney is walking the plank too
The Senate is scheduled to vote at 11 AM ET today (update: now they're saying 11:30, apparently) on the Blunt amendment to overturn President Obama's birth control coverage mandate. This being the Senate, you never know if they'll keep to their schedule, but one thing we do know is that most Republicans are firmly on the wrong side of this issue.
Public Policy Polling for Daily Kos & SEIU. 2/16-19. Registered voters. MoE ±3.1% (no trendlines):

Q: Do you think employers should be allowed to deny health care coverage to their employees for doctor-recommended health care services if those services are contrary to the employer’s religious beliefs or moral convictions, or do you think all workers should be allowed access to all doctor-recommended health care services, regardless of their employer’s beliefs?

Employers should be allowed to deny coverage based on their beliefs ..........25%

All workers should be allowed to access health care services regardless
of their employer’s beliefs
......................................................................... 67%

Not sure .................................................................................................... 8%

Those numbers shouldn't be a shock: most people believe that this is an issue for individuals and families to decide in consultation with their doctors. Most Republicans—including Mitt Romney after his record-breaking flip-flop on the issue—want to give employers the legal authority to make moral and religious judgments about whether their employees have access to birth control.

Republicans and Mitt Romney are wrong. Democrats and President Obama are right.

Email your senators and tell them to stand up for women and vote no on the Blunt Amendment.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 07:10 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.


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