Jay Nixon vetoes the bill, which is a miracle in and of itself. Now we find ourselves facing the same battle again. And again. And again.JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri senators have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill expanding religious exceptions for insurance coverage of birth control.The vote Wednesday sends the bill to the House, where a two-thirds vote also is needed for an override.The legislation lets individuals, employers and insurers cite religious or moral exemptions from mandatory insurance coverage for abortion, contraception and sterilization. It's intended as a rebuff of an Obama administration policy that requires insurers to cover birth control at no additional cost to women, including those employed by religious nonprofits such as hospitals, colleges or charities.
Birth control is a medical need, and our employers should have no say whatsoever in how we use our insurance coverage. This is ridiculous! Every business who uses this to deny fair coverage to women employees should be ashamed. And if I get half a chance I'll lead the shaming.