If you weren’t already aware that Republicans are intentionally working to roll back the clock 100 years, look no further than this vote.
On June 7, 1965, the Supreme Court decided in a 7-2 vote that the Constitution did protect the right of marital privacy against state restrictions on contraception. The case was Griswold v. Connecticut, and it freely gave American women access to birth control without interference from the government.
However, when the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade this year, taking away bodily autonomy from millions of women, Clarence Thomas put a concurring opinion stating the Supreme Court “should reconsider” its past rulings codifying rights to contraception access, same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage.
In response, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced H.R. 8373, otherwise known as the “Right to Contraception Act.”
What does the bill say?
It’s a straightforward bill. It says: A person has a statutory right under this Act to obtain contraceptives and to engage in contraception, and a health care provider has a corresponding right to provide contraceptives, contraception, and information related to contraception.
All that means is that a person has a right to obtain birth control. and a doctor has a right to prescribe birth control. Period.
Yet, EVERY SINGLE TEXAS REPUBLICAN VOTED AGAINST IT. Here is the roll-call vote.
It’s time to call/email/tweet these regressive Representatives and give them a piece of your mind.
If you aren’t sure who your Congressperson is, you can look that up here.
Here is their contact info:
TX-1 Louie Gohmert
TX-2 Dan Crenshaw
TX-4 Pat Fallon
TX-5 Lance Gooden
TX-6 Jake Ellzey
TX-8 Kevin Brady
TX-11 August Pfluger
TX-12 Kay Granger
TX-13 Ronny Jackson
TX-14 Randy Weber
TX-17 Pete Sessions
TX-19 Jodey Arrington
TX-21 Chip Roy
TX-23 Tony Gonzales
TX-24 Beth Van Duyne
TX-25 Roger Williams
TX-26 Michael C. Burgess
TX-27 Michael Cloud
TX-31 John Carter
TX-34 Mayra Flores
TX-36 Brian Babin
What kind of world are these Republicans pushing?
In November, you must vote, but that’s not good enough. You must ensure your friends and family know what the Republicans have been doing, and they must vote, too.
Everything is at stake.
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