Republicans’ Anti-Contraception Extremism Put on Record Today as Democrats are Fighting to Protect the Right to Contraception for All Americans

Ahead of the Senate’s vote on the Right to Contraception Act, DNC National Press Secretary ⁨Emilia Rowland⁩ released the following statement:

“Today, every Senate Republican will be forced to show their constituents and the American people that they are completely unwilling to protect access to birth control and crucial contraceptive care that tens of millions of Americans rely on. Democrats in the Senate are fighting to protect reproductive freedom and contraception access, and a majority of Americans agree. As November approaches, voters will know Democrats are on their side, while extreme Republicans are backing Trump’s plans to strip away our basic rights, threaten our health care, and subject women to a reality where we have less reproductive freedom than our mothers and grandmothers had decades ago.”

Senate Democrats are standing up for reproductive freedom while extreme MAGA Republicans continue their relentless attacks on personal freedoms.

Politico: “Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said his chamber will vote Wednesday on legislation aimed at ensuring a women’s right to obtain birth control…

“‘Democrats will never relent until we reverse the immense damage MAGA Republicans and the Supreme Court have inflicted,’ Schumer wrote, ‘and we remain absolutely committed to doing everything we can to protect women, families, and reproductive freedom.’

The Hill: “​​The Democratic leader began the process for the Senate to consider the Right to Contraception Act sponsored by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.).

“The bill would guarantee the legal right for individuals to get and use contraception and for health care providers to provide contraception, information, referrals and services related to contraception.

“It would also prohibit the federal government and any state from administering or enforcing any law, rule or regulation to prohibit or restrict the sale or use of contraception.

“And it would allow the Justice Department, providers and individuals harmed by restrictions on contraception to go to court to enforce those rights.”

19th News: “Democrats in Congress run full-court press on reproductive rights ahead of Dobbs anniversary” 

Axios: “Scoop: Senate Democrats plot reproductive-rights blitz”

The Biden-Harris administration is defending reproductive freedom at every turn. 

ABC News: “The Biden administration announced new steps Monday to expand access to contraception, abortion medication and emergency abortion care at hospitals on what would have been the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade.”

NBC News: “Biden administration announces new abortion initiatives on Roe anniversary”

Washington Post: “Biden administration moves to shield patients’ abortion records from GOP threats”

Let’s be clear: Trump and MAGA Republicans are on a warpath to restrict women’s access to reproductive health care. 

Rolling Stone: “Inside the MAGA Plan to Attack Birth Control, Surveil Women and Ban the Abortion Pill”

“The attacks on mifepristone and resurrection of Comstock stand out as particularly harmful proposals, but they are only two of the dozens of ways the Republicans behind Project 2025 envision restricting access to abortion and contraception if they win the White House next year. Elsewhere in the document, there are proposals to eliminate the morning-after pill from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate under the rationale that it is a ‘potential abortifacient.’”

Interviewer: “Do you support any restrictions on a person’s right to contraception?

Trump: “Well we’re looking at that, and I’m going to have a policy on that very shortly and I think it’s something that you’ll find interesting.”

Interviewer: “Are you comfortable if states decide to punish women who access abortions after the procedure is banned?” 


Trump: “Again, that’s going to be—I don’t have to be comfortable or uncomfortable. The states are going to make that decision. The states are going to have to be comfortable or uncomfortable, not me.”


Interviewer: “Prosecuting women for getting abortions after the ban. But are you comfortable with it?” 

Trump: “The states are going to say. It’s irrelevant whether I’m comfortable or not. It’s totally irrelevant, because the states are going to make those decisions.” 

Interviewer: “That suggests that you may want to support some restrictions? Like the morning after pill or something?

Trump: “We are also– You know, things really do have a lot to do with the states. And some states are going to have different policies than others.” 

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: “Republican Senator Blocks Bill to Codify Americans’ Right to Contraception”