The U.S. Senate is expected to vote tomorrow on the radical Blunt Amendment, which would allow any employer to deny any essential or preventative health care benefit for religious or moral reasons.
Conservatives want to take away affordable access to birth control and put your boss in your bedroom and in charge of your most personal health care decisions. But it goes way beyond contraception.
The legislation is so extreme that, for example, if your boss believed in healing exclusively through the power of prayer, he could have sufficient legal grounds to deny you coverage for various medical conditions.
Some big name Republicans, like Maine's Olympia Snowe, are running away from the legislation.
In an interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, explains her opposition to the Blunt Amendment.
"With respect to the Blunt amendment, I think it's much broader than I could support," Snowe told MSNBC today on Andrea Mitchell Reports.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he opposed Blunt, but minutes after his answer was broadcast, the Romney campaign was insisted he was confused and actually backs the bill (or was it another flip-flop?).
As expected, Democrats oppose the bill, dismissing it as extreme:
Sen. Barbara Boxer lashes out at the Republican's vote Thursday to defeat the White House compromise on birth control – a vote that could backfire for Republicans.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., shares her thoughts on the upcoming vote on the Blunt Amendment, which would overturn President Barack Obama's mandate that employers or insurance companies provide women access to contraception in their health plans.
The Senate is debating the details of the Blunt Amendment, a proposal to repeal President Obama's contraception coverage mandate. The NOW panelists discuss how the GOP is taking the contraception debate a step further, but is it to their advantage?
Ed will have a lot more to say on this issue tonight on The Ed Show at 8pET on MSNBC with Ayanna Pressley is a Boston City Council Member and the Chair of the Committee on Women & Healthy Communities.