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Now were waiting for a reaction on Capitol Hill left in the senate voted down.
The -- amendments the bill was introduced employers could opt out of provisions in the president's health care a lot based on religious.
Our moral grounds for reaction chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel last Capitol Hill watching what happened today -- Well -- -- yet we just heard from senator blocked a short time ago who is saying.
That this was about one aspect of the president's healthcare law that has not gone into effect it was not.
All about contraception he says it's about.
First amendment rights freedom of religion.
-- -- -- making his final pitch.
This amendment does nothing to modified state or federal laws that are now in effect.
If you've got those services now there is nothing in this amendment -- that would change the world we live in right now.
And so there was not a financial incentive in terms of an organization saying we're not gonna provide contraception.
Senator -- amendment would have forced an organization to provide something of equal value.
To their employees but as you said moments ago the measure went down 51 from 48.
So now what Mike is -- what what do we expect ahead in as far as the Democrats have been opposed to it what was there argument because surely that will come back out.
If this is approaching it any different -- Well certainly this is an election year or so it's it's a heated issue here on Capitol Hill one would expect it'll come back and some other form at some point.
Democrats seem to be able to frame the debate about contraception about being anti women.
Here's New Jersey senator Frank Lautenberg on that.
The Republicans like to say it.
They don't want government interfering in people's lives.
Then I ask.
Why the devil we are debating a Republican amendment that limits woman's freedom to make her own health care choices.
That's just a sample of some of the debate here on Capitol Hill we expect reaction to come shortly.
And one would expect that this issue will be back to a -- as developments -- thank you thank you.
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