It seems absurd that contraceptives are now the new entitlement. And that while we struggle to find money for jobs, or defense, or schools we are now debating money for this issue.

From 11alivenews in Georgia

Eight of the nine women senators — the eight women Democrats — walked out of the Senate chamber in protest as the Republican majority passed two bills they oppose.

The Senate voted, 33 to 18, to prohibit state employees from using their state health benefits to pay for abortions.

And the Senate decided, by a vote of 38 to 15, that employees of private religious institutions have no right to demand that their insurance policies pay for contraceptives, as the Obama Administration wants to require of them.