(VIDEO) Vitter Supports Blunt Amendment: Contraception’s Widely Available, And Trashing Freedom Of Religion Isn’t Necessary

The Blunt Amendment, which was a GOP-led attempt to allow religious institutions and others the ability to opt out of the Obamacare contraceptive mandate, was tabled on a more-or-less party-line 51-48 vote.

Sen. Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois who suffered a stroke two weeks ago and is out of commission, did not vote. Democrats Bob Casey (PA) and Joe Manchin (WV) voted against tabling the amendment.

Mary Landrieu (D-LA) voted to table it. Party affiliation apparently trumps religious freedom for Landrieu.

Before the vote, Sen. David Vitter spoke passionately on the Blunt Amendment’s behalf.

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