Every Georgia Republican in Congress voted against a bill to ensure Georgians are able to access contraceptives, after a concurring Supreme Court opinion indicated that right could be at risk
Today, all eight Georgia Republicans in Congress voted against a bill that would protect Georgians’ ability to access contraceptives and contraception, and protect health care providers’ ability to provide them.
“Justice Thomas made it clear: now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, Georgians’ right to access contraceptives could be next on the chopping block. With their vote today, Georgia Republicans in the House conceded that if the GOP takes power, they would give a green light to states across the country to limit access to contraceptives and family planning options. After Republicans’ votes against protecting the right to an abortion, the right to travel to seek reproductive health services, the right to same-sex and interracial marriage, and now the right to contraception – Georgia Republicans’ actions beg the question: do they stand for anything besides taking away more of our freedoms?” said Democratic Party of Georgia spokesperson Ryan Radulovacki.
Today’s vote follows the Supreme Court’s decision to ignore 50 years of precedent to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to outlaw abortion, and potentially target other rights, such as the right to same sex-marriage and the right to contraception. The vote also comes days after 157 House Republicans voted against legislation to protect marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples, and just a week after nearly all House Republicans voted against bills to protect Americans’ right to make their own health care decisions and to prevent states from punishing women who cross state lines to seek access to health care.