Despite overwhelming public support to protect women’s healthcare rights, extremists in three states are seeking ways to undermine democracy.
These wins indicate that reproductive rights remain a potent issue for voters heading into the 2024 presidential election.
Democrats introduce a package of bills to remove abortion care limits imposed by Republicans and force all health providers to be up-front about medically accurate options.
The centers are often not medically licensed facilities and are known to dissuade women against abortion care.
Before being elected to Congress, Mike Johnson tried to shut down an abortion clinic in Louisiana. After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Johnson called it a “historic and joyful” day and later expressed support for nationwide abortion ban. Now, he’s the new Speaker of the House.
Although these pharmacies dispensing the drug marks a victory for reproductive freedom, a looming Supreme Court case could cut off access to the medication in states where abortion is still legal.
The Americans for Contraception Education Fund has taken a step to advocate for the passage of the “Right to Contraception Act” in Wisconsin. This new campaign includes a series of videos, audio ads, and digital media to explain the importance of securing the right to contraception and protecting personal freedom against what they see as a far-right attack.
Opill is the first ever birth control pill to be approved for over-the-counter sales. The medication will likely become available at stores and online retailers in the U.S. in early 2024.