Inhofe was referring to a provision in ObamaCare that forces employers to provide insurance that covers contraception. Some religious employers have been fighting that provision in court because they say contraception violates their religious beliefs so they shouldn’t have to pay for it.
“[David Green] is willing to stand up to this abusive government we have today and stand up to this law,” Inhofe said. “He’s being forced to provide pills that terminate pregnancy. … We believe life begins at conception.”
Doctors dispute that contraception terminates pregnancies. Instead most say it prevents the pregnancy from ever occurring.
Inhofe told the story of one of his grandsons being born premature as justification for his opposition to abortions.
“The fact that they could have jammed scissors into little baby Jason’s head and sucked his brains out is just horrible, but they could have,” Inhofe said.
Later Friday, the Senate will vote on an amendment to a spending resolution that would ensure ObamaCare is funded. Republicans are trying to delay implementation of the law, which they say harms the economy. Inhofe has argued that law also violates religious freedoms.