Democrats’ Contraception Bills Ignore Women’s Health


Published June 4, 2024

National Review Online

On Wednesday, Senator Chuck Schumer plans to bring the Right to Contraception Act to a vote in the Senate. If passed, the bill would create a “statutory right” to contraception.

Concerningly, this act would tie the hands of medical professionals who wish to treat patients based on their medical expertise by requiring them to prescribe contraception at the patient’s request. Such a regime created by the federal government would enforce a transactional approach to medical care, where medical professionals have little say in the drugs they prescribe for their patients. The bill would also eliminate religious protections for doctors and force them to provide contraception in violation of their religious beliefs.

This is yet another step in the Left’s slow march to destroy medical professionals’ right to conscientious objection, and another push to ignore the harms that birth control has done to women’s health and their ability to access the restorative reproductive care they deserve.

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Natalie Dodson is a Policy Analyst at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she works on a range of initiatives focusing on sexuality, gender ideology, religious liberty, health care rights of conscience, abortion, and nondiscrimination in EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project.

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