The Senate decided to table and successfully kill the Nelson-Hatch abortion amendment on Dec. 8 that would have restricted coverage of abortion services for people who receive subsidies to buy insurance.

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Thank you to all the courageous Senate Democrats who voted to protect and defend the rights and liberties of women and girls across the nation.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, in particular, made a compelling case.

"...The men who have brought us this don't single out a procedure that's used by a man, or a drug that is used by a man, that involves his reproductive health care and say they have to get a special rider. There's nothing in this amendment that says if a man some days wants to buy Viagra, for example, that his pharmaceutical coverage cannot cover it, that he has to buy a rider. I wouldn't support that. And they shouldn't support going after a woman using her own private funds for her reproductive health care. Is it fair to say to a man you're going to have to buy a rider to buy Viagra and this will be public information that could be accessed? No, I don't support that. I support a man's privacy, just as I support a woman's privacy."
Sen. Boxer Challenges Men Who Support Nelsons Abortion Amendment