President Obama has been under fire recently about how his health care program handles birth control. And now as a reaction, a Missouri state Senate committee has endorsed legislation dealing with the same issue.
Wrap: The Senate business committee has passed a bill on Tuesday allowing businesses to not provide insurance coverage for birth control or abortion --- if it's against the employer's religious beliefs.
Representing every Catholic Bishop of Missouri, Bishop John Gaydos of Jefferson City said it is imperative for this bill to be passed quickly.
|Description: "Regulators proceeded to write a rule that violates the moral and religious convictions of Americans."|
A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Missouri says medical treatments would be even more difficult to access.
The committee passed the bill by a six to two vote along party lines.
The bill will now move to the Senate floor.
From the state Capitol, I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120, KMOX.