ICYMI: Rosen Fights to Protect Right to Access Birth Control

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) voted to advance the Right To Contraception Act to protect in federal law access to birth control and women’s freedom to make their own family-planning decisions. Unfortunately, anti-choice Republicans blocked the legislation from moving forward.

KTVN Reno: On Senate floor, Rosen calls on colleagues to pass Right to Contraception Act

Anchor: “Before the vote, Senator Jacky Rosen said lawmakers need to act in the wake of overturning of Roe v. Wade.”

Senator Rosen: “Overturning the right to contraception would be catastrophic in a post-Roe world. It would mean that women in states with the most restrictive abortion bans would have zero ability, zero ability at all to make any decisions over their own bodies.”

KOLO Reno: Rosen votes to protect right to birth control, anti-choice Republicans block passage

Anchor: “The Senate failed to pass a bill that would have guaranteed access to contraception nationwide. Republicans blocked the bill, claiming it is unnecessary and overly broad.”

Anchor: “Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen blasting the decision in a statement saying in part ‘Anti-choice extremists have now made it clear that their next target is going after a woman’s constitutional right to access birth control and make their own family planning decisions. This fight is not over: as long as I’m in the Senate, I’ll always stand up to protect women’s ability to make decisions over their own bodies without interference from out-of-touch politicians.’”

MSNBC: Rosen urges colleagues to vote in favor of protecting right to birth control

Senator Rosen: “It’s a ‘put up or shut up’ moment because we know that women’s fundamental freedoms are under attack. Just about two years ago, Roe v. Wade was overturned. And we’ve seen in state after state, city after county, all across this country more and more measures meant to control women and restrict their freedoms. And we don’t want anybody in a woman’s doctor’s office making these decisions for her. And we know also when Roe v. Wade was overturned, Justice Thomas said he would like to revisit Griswold. Griswold was the ruling by the Supreme Court that allowed women to have access to contraception. So this bill today is merely codifying that. We are doing our job as legislators to put this in statute: that women have the fundamental right to access to contraception.”