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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Beginning The Process To Consider The Right To Contraception Act

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the Senate taking the first step to consider the Right to Contraception Act, vital legislation protecting reproductive freedom for women all across the country. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Yesterday, we began the process for the Senate to consider the Right to Contraception Act, led by Senators Markey and Hirono in June.

Now more than ever, contraception is a critical piece of protecting women’s reproductive freedoms, standing as nothing short of a vital lifeline for millions of American women across the country.

Senate Democrats are committed to restoring women’s freedoms and will fight to protect access to contraception and other reproductive freedoms that are essential safeguards for millions of women to control their own lives, their futures, and their bodies.