Could the GOP Do for Birth Control What It Did for Abortion?

Source: The American Prospect
by Gabrielle Gurley

“Nothing puts the ‘old’ in the Grand Old Party like an unhealthy obsession with returning to premodern attitudes about birth control and methods of contraception. Which is essentially what the Senate GOP winked at when they voted not to advance the Right to Contraception Act last Wednesday. The measure sought to ‘protect an individual’s ability to make decisions about their body, medical care, family, and life’s course, and thereby protect the individual’s ability to participate equally in the economic and social life of the United States.’ … Sidestepping the link between fertility control and economic security in 2024 to blame Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for playing politics did not erase the many ‘Senate Republicans block bill to protect access to contraception’ headlines, or the message sent by the sight of a huge inflatable IUD within view of the U.S. Capitol.” (06/10/24)