On March 1st, the vote to table the Blunt Amendment concerning the ability of employers to deny coverage for medical procedureds on moral or religious grounds passed by just 3 votes. This is letter I wrote to Sen. John Boozman concerning his vote against tabling the amemndment:
I would have thought that after you stuck your foot in your mouth by insulting all public workers in your statement that government jobs aren't real jobs you would have learned to think before you speak or act. Evidently, you don't learn quickly.
It disturbs me greatly that on Thursday, March 1, you voted in favor of the Blunt Amendment. This amendment was presented as a measure to protect religious freedom but it did so at the cost of employees' health. That isn't protection, it's tyranny by religious zealots. Why should I be prevented from seeing a doctor if I work for a Christian Scientist (they don't believe in seeing doctors) or getting a life-saving blood transfusion if I work for a Jehovah's Witness? How could you cosponsor, much less vote, for a bill that would do exactly that? What were you thinking? This amendment is much too broad and not one Republican, including yourself, had the courage to address any of the concerns mentioned in the debate by Democrats. Instead, your party droned on and on about "religious freedom" and "conscience."
Your party is destroying this country little by little and by doing so, you and your party have overplayed your hand. Your attacks on women, gays and those of a faith other than Christianity will no longer be tolerated.
I urge everyone who agrees with me and has a Senator who voted for this amendment by voting against tabling it to write a similiar letter to their Senators and voice your opposition to bringing such an overly broad amendment to the floor again.