Senators Who Crossed Party Lines on Contraception Amendment — PICTURES

March 1, 2012, 7:55 a.m.

As con­tro­versy con­tin­ues over the “con­tra­cep­tion man­date,” the amend­ment by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., went to a vote on Thursday. Blunt’s amend­ment would have at­tached a pro­vi­sion to a high­way bill that would al­low re­li­gious in­sti­tu­tions to “opt out” of the fed­er­al health care man­date for their em­ploy­ees for re­li­gious reas­ons. The amend­ment was de­feated by a vote of 51-48, but four sen­at­ors broke ranks. Here are the sen­at­ors who crossed party lines dur­ing the vote.