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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Upcoming Senate Action On Reproductive Freedoms Ahead Of The Somber Two-Year Anniversary Of Roe V Wade Being Overturned

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the Senate beginning the process to consider the Right to Contraception Act, putting reproductive rights front and center and confronting the draconian restrictions of individual liberty being enforced by Republicans across the country. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

It was one of the worst, if not the worst, Supreme Court decision of modern times. In one fell swoop, MAGA justices pulled off one of the most draconian reversals of individual liberty ever. Today, at least 20 states now have near-total bans or severe restrictions on abortion.

Senate Democrats will put reproductive freedoms front and center when we return after the Memorial Day state work period. Two days ago, I began the process for the Senate to consider the Right to Contraception Act, led by Senators Markey and Hirono. We will consider that bill in June.

And there will be more action to come after that. At a time when tens of millions of women are worried about reproductive health, although many male Americans are worried as well, Senate Democrats will focus on protecting fundamental freedoms like the right to choose, access to IVF, continued access to contraception, and more.

Democrats will never relent until we reverse the immense damage that the Supreme Court has inflicted on this country. And the American people have a right to know where their elected officials stand on protecting the rights and reproductive care.