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Just 8 GOP Reps. Join Democrats as House Votes to Safeguard Right to Contraception

HeadlineJul 22, 2022

The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would safeguard the right to contraception under federal law. Just eight Republicans joined Democrats Thursday as lawmakers approved the Right to Contraception Act on a vote of 228 to 195. Ahead of the vote, California Democrat Doris Matsui cited the Supreme Court’s ruling in June overturning a half-century of reproductive rights.

Rep. Doris Matsui: “The Supreme Court’s decision was a direct attack on abortion, and Americans are now justifiably scared about the future of birth control. Republicans across this country will continue their extreme assault on basic freedoms. And Justice Thomas made it clear that the Supreme Court will do nothing to protect our fundamental rights from these coordinated attacks. I refuse to sit back and watch as Republicans regress our nation to a place where my granddaughter has fewer rights than her mother or I did.”

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