Congressman Barry Moore (R-AL02) voted against the Right to Contraception Act last week. Moore said in a statement that the bill was unnecessary.

“This week I voted against the Right to Contraception Act, another unnecessary Democrat political messaging bill on items that have already been agreed upon via Griswold v. Connecticut,” Moore said. “Struggling families in Alabama and all over America are increasingly frustrated and furious at being ignored by tone-deaf Democrats who continue to desperately pump out do-nothing legislation to keep the radicals in their party at bay. Instead of bringing legislation to the floor to ease the pain at the gas pump and grocery store, Speaker Pelosi and Democrats are being guided by politics, not policy. Not only is contraception already legal - as decided in Griswold v. Connecticut - but this bill goes even further by allowing Democrats to legalize backdoor abortions through broad terminology about what items count as contraceptives.”

Democrats have seized on reproductive rights as an issue following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Jackson v. Women’s Health Organization, which overturned the controversial Roe v. Wade decision.

"We have real problems, and Americans have elected us to do our best to solve them,” Moore continued. “Instead of prioritizing symbolism over substance to try to boost their chances in November, Democrats must address their policy failures that are imploding our economic outlook and hurting hard-working Americans.”

The bill was sponsored by Congresswoman Kathy Manning (D-North Carolina).

“Americans’ reproductive freedom, including the longstanding right to contraception, is at risk under this extreme Supreme Court and Republican state legislatures across the country,” Manning said. “We have already seen state governments attempt to restrict contraceptive methods and obstruct people’s private health care choices. Contraception is key to achieving gender equality, improving health outcomes for women and their families, bolstering educational and economic opportunity for all, and ensuring people are in control of their own bodies and futures. I’m introducing the Right to Contraception Act to safeguard Americans’ right to make critical decisions about their own health and family planning, free from political interference.”

The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate for their consideration.

Barry Moore is in his first term representing Alabama’s Second Congressional District.

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