Thursday, June 06, 2024

38 Republicans in the United States Senate vote against the right to use contraception

On 7 June 1965, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that married couples could use contraception without restrictions. On 22 March 1972, Eisenstadt v. Baird extended that to unmarried people, and on 9 June 1977, Carey v. Population Services International extended it to minors. Yesterday, on 5 June 2024, a 51-39 vote in the United States Senate "to protect an individual’s ability to access contraceptives and to engage in contraception" failed because of the 60-vote filibuster. U. S. citizens should consider this in the 2024 election: 38 Republican Senators voted against the right to contraception. (New York Senator Chuck Schumer voted against the bill for procedural reasons.) (Andrew Shields, #111Words, 6 June 2024)


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