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Here's What You Need To Know About The Right To Contraception Act
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Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, leaves left abortion laws at the mercy of state governments, the United States Congress is working on new laws to protect similar rulings from happening again. The Right To Conception Act is one such cautionary measure, and The House of Representatives recently voted on whether or not to pass the bill.
Since access to abortion is set to become very difficult or outright illegal in several states, the Right To Conception Act seeks to protect citizens' access to contraceptives, as well as physicians' rights to prescribe birth control medications. While 195 Republicans voted against the bill, it passed with a total of 228 votes on July 21, 2022.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a press conference held prior to voting, “It is clear that [the Supreme Court's] attempts to roll back the clock on contraception is again another plank on their extreme agenda for American women. Let us be clear: We are not going back ― for our daughters, for our granddaughters."