When last I saw MD Democrat Senator Barbara Mikulski, she was introducing Hillary Clinton at the pro-abortion EMILY’s List “gala” (no food, no seats) in Denver during the Democrat National Convention last August, and she sure wasn’t speechless then.
But the cat got Mikulski’s tongue yesterday during a Senate Health Committee hearing after she introduced a murky amendment that caught the eye of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)….
Explained the Washington Examiner:
According to the amendment language, insurers would have to cover “essential community providers…that serve predominantly low-income, medically under-served individuals” such as Planned Parenthood.
Hatch called Mikulski on her amendment’s agenda and got the following response:
Back to the Washington Examiner:
Hatch… attempted to add language that would have blocked abortions from coverage, but Mikulski objected.
The amendment passed 12-11, with every Republican and one Democrat, Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA, voting against it.
Mikulski insisted that the bill “doesn’t expand nor mandate an abortion service.”
Hatch responded, “No, but it would provide for it.”
Mikulski answered, “It would provide for any service deemed medically necessary or medically appropriate.”
Yes, like the A-word. Good for Senator Hatch, Republicans, and Sen. Casey.
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