(LifeSiteNews) — Last weekend, all Senate Democrats voted against an amendment from Sen. Marco Rubio which affirmed that only women can have babies.
Rubio’s amendment proposed to limit maternal and infant health funding to “biological females.” It also would have returned the “Inflation Reduction Act” legislation to committee, a massive tax-and-spending bill that replaces the failed “Build Back Better” legislation.
“Across 5,500 years of human history, so far, every single pregnancy has been a biological female,” Rubio said.
Since only biological females can become pregnant I offered an amendment to limit our federal pregnancy programs to biological females
All 50 Senate democrats voted against itpic.twitter.com/bUAIEpqujW
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 7, 2022
In response, Washington Democrat Sen. Patty Murray called the amendment “outrageous” and “urged a ‘no’ vote.”
All Democrats, including centrist Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against Rubio’s amendment. All Republicans, including pro-abortion Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska supported his proposal.
Rubio criticized the Inflation Reduction Act legislation early Sunday morning as voting continued. “The Democrat plan is basically a smaller ‘Build Back Better’ that still spends billions on the Green New Deal, will make inflation worse and adds thousands of new IRS agents to harass people,” Rubio warned on Twitter.
The bill passed 51-50 with the help of Vice President Kamala Harris. It then passed the House on Friday.