BREAKING: Majority of House Republicans Vote Against A Woman’s Right to Contraceptives
July 21, 2022
195 House Republicans just voted against a bill that would protect a woman’s right to access contraceptives. The GOP isn’t just attacking Americans’ ability to make their own health care decisions — they are trying to infringe on a woman’s fundamental right to privacy.
Across the country, GOP lawmakers are signaling that they are coming after contraceptives next.
Boise State Public Radio: “Idaho lawmakers could restrict emergency contraceptives if Roe overturns”
Washington Post: “Miss. governor doesn’t rule out banning contraception if Roe falls”
Some Republicans like Ron Johnson are trying to run away from their extreme and out-of-touch stances on abortion, but it won’t work.
CNN: “In Wisconsin, Sen. Ron Johnson, who is widely considered the most vulnerable Republican senator this cycle, hasn’t mentioned abortion on Twitter since releasing a statement on June 24 responding to the Supreme Court decision. He has tweeted, however, about energy prices, inflation, immigration and crime rates. And in Nevada, Republican Senate hopeful Adam Laxalt recently accused the Democratic incumbent of focusing too much on abortion.”
Remember: Just last week, every single House Republican voted down a bill that would codify Roe v. Wade and restore the right to an abortion for all Americans.
The Washington Post: “The House on Friday passed legislation that would protect access to reproductive health care… One bill, the Women’s Health Protection Act, would enshrine the protections of Roe v. Wade into law… All Republicans voted against the measure.”
Republicans have made clear that for them, overturning Roe v. Wade was just the beginning. This is the state of today’s GOP: Infringing on Americans’ constitutional rights.