WASHINGTON – Wednesday, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, along with two other Republican senators, supported a failed Democrat-backed measure that would have maneuvered around the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision.
The act, sponsored by Senate Democrats Patty Murray of Washington and Mark Udall of Colorado would have kept for-profit businesses from dropping birth control coverage. The “Not My Bosses’ Business Act” would have clarified that no federal law allows companies to refuse follow Obamacare’s contraception mandate – even if the owners have strong religious convictions against abortifacients.
All Senate Republicans – except for Illinois’ Kirk, Alaska’s Murkowski and Maine’s Collins – voted to block the bill, keeping the legislation from advancing.