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Senate Democrats rejected an amendment Sunday introduced by Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio that would have limited federal pregnancy programs to biological women.
The amendment would have clarified language affirming that only women could get pregnant, therefore only biological women would have access to federal pregnancy programs. The amendment was being voted on as part of a lengthy debate and vote on the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act.
“Federal funding should reflect reality: only women can get pregnant,” Rubio said in a statement following the vote. “Unfortunately, it looks like my Democrat colleagues don’t trust ‘the science’ after all.”
All 50 Republican senators voted for the amendment while all 48 Democrats and two independent senators voted against the amendment. (RELATED: Can Men Get Pregnant? College Liberals vs. Regular People)
“The only people who are capable of being pregnant are biological females and therefore I think federal pregnancy programs should be limited to biological females and thats what this would do,” Rubio said in a speech on the floor introducing his amendment.... (Read more)