An anti-birth control measure is being pushed by the GOP, of course, what else is new. Well what's new is they are wanting to tie it to any debt ceiling deal.
But several Republican legislatorssaid there was another provision they wanted included in the legislation: a so-called "conscience clause" that would exempt religious organizations from having to provide access to birth control as part of the health care plans they offer employees. This idea has been on the Republican wish list for years, and with Washington in full-on crisis mode, GOPers are looking to exploit current circumstances to win this long-running fight.
"There are a lot of people, and I'm one of those, who are really pushing for a conscience clause to be included," said Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a former consultant and End-Times novelist who was elected last fall. "They want to have some principle that they could go home and say, 'we fought for this, and we got this.'"
Sure there's no war on women or the poor, not at all.