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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

195 House Republicans Voted Against Birth Control Protection

house passed The Right to Contraceptive Act on Thursday a bill that codifies the right to birth control and other contraceptives amid fears that the Supreme Court may come to terms with that aspect of reproductive health care when the High Court in Roe v. Wade’s protection of abortion rights was repealed. month.

The bill passed despite 195 Republicans who voted against the bill in a final vote of 228 to 195. Among the Republicans who voted against the law, Reps. Matt Getz (Fla.), Paul Goser (Ariz.), Jack Bergman (Mr.) and Joe Wilson (Sc.). Only eight Republicans voted in favor of the bill.

The Right to Contraception Act, introduced by Representative Cathy Manning (DN.C.), seeks to establish a statutory right for people to obtain and use contraception, as well as codify protections for physicians who provide it. Codifies the right into federal law. Contraception. The bill protects a range of contraceptives approved by the Food and Drug Administration and defines contraception as “action taken to prevent pregnancy, including the use of contraceptive or fertility-awareness-based methods, and sterilization procedures.”

The bill authorizes the Department of Justice to take civil action against any federal or state official who attempts to restrict birth control access, and it also authorizes those who attempt to enforce any restrictions on contraception to those affected. Allows civil action to be taken against any person.

“It is clear that her attempt to turn back the clock on contraception is yet another issue on her extreme agenda for American women,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at a news conference Wednesday ahead of the vote. “

“Let us be clear: We are not going back to our daughters, to our granddaughters,” Pelosi said.

The law is a direct response to Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote in a consensus opinion in the ruling that overturned Roe that the court should also reconsider the landmark 1965 decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, which ruled buying contraceptives without the government. and protects the right to use. Interference.

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