Senate rejects contraception bill
... which would limit access to contraception and other preventive heath care to 20M women because of "moral" objection. Vote was 51-48:
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), who announced Tuesday she would retire at the end of the Senate term, was the only Republican to vote in favor of tabling the amendment.
Three Democrats voted with Republicans to table the amendment: Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Bob Casey (Pa.) and Ben Nelson (Neb.). Casey and Manchin are both up for reelection in 2012.
It would possibly limit more than contraception. There are so many things someone could claim a "moral" objection to:
Blood transfusions, vaccinations, HIV care, mental health care, and treatment of diseases secondary to so-called "sinful" lifestyles could all be at risk.