Reproductive Freedom for All Condemns Senate Republicans for Blocking Right to Contraception Act - Reproductive Freedom for All

Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America

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Reproductive Freedom for All Condemns Senate Republicans for Blocking Right to Contraception Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked the Right to Contraception Act, essential legislation that would protect the right to contraception by upholding nearly 60 years of precedent established by Griswold v. Connecticut. The bill, introduced by Sens. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), couldn’t come at a more vital time as the same extremists working harder than ever to roll back abortion rights have their sights set on banning birth control next.

Reproductive Freedom for All President and CEO Mini Timmaraju released the following statement in response:

“If you still need more proof that Republicans are coming for birth control, here it is. Their refusal to protect this popular and fundamental right tells us everything we need to know—and voters won’t forget it this November. We’re grateful to Sens. Markey and Hirono for introducing this crucial legislation, and to Leader Schumer for bringing it to the floor for a vote. As Republican lawmakers and Donald Trump continue to threaten access to contraception, protecting it is more important than ever.”

Since Donald Trump cleared the way for the decision that overturned Roe v. Wade by stacking the Supreme Court with anti-abortion extremists, he opened the floodgates for attacks on reproductive freedom—including birth control. Trump recently revealed that he is “looking at” policies that would restrict a person’s right to contraception, and Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed a bill to protect the right to birth control in May.


For over 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America) has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. Reproductive Freedom for All is powered by its more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.