Washington D.C., Jul 21, 2022 / 14:19 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-195 to pass a bill Thursday that would establish in federal law a right to access, use, and provide contraceptives. The move responds to the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The July 21 vote on the Right to Contraception Act, H.R. 8373, fell largely along party lines, with eight Republicans voting with all 220 Democrats. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.
The legislation, pro-life leaders caution, has broad implications that extend past contraception and could go so far as to protect abortion drugs.
In a letter to Congress ahead of the vote, SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser cautioned against the bill that seeks “to bail out the abortion industry, trample conscience rights, and require uninhibited access to dangerous chemical abortion drugs.”