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Sen. Rubio, whose proposed amendment was rejected by the entirety of Democrat Senators.Mario Tama / Getty Images

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Over the weekend, all Senate Democrats voted against an amendment from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) 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.

“The only people who are capable of being pregnant are biological females,” Senator Rubio said on the Senate floor. “And therefore I think federal pregnancy programs should be limited to biological females.” The term “biological females” is used to differentiate from the illogical “transgender female” which refers to a gender-confused man who pretends to be a woman.

“Across 5,500 years of human history, so far, every single pregnancy has been a biological female,” Rubio said.

In response, Washington Democrat Senator 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 Senators 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 & 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 must pass the U.S. House of Representatives next before it becomes law.