Senate votes against contraception access bill

Washington, DC (CNN)- On Wednesday, the Senate failed to pass a bill that would have guaranteed access to contraception nationwide. 

Republicans blocked the bill, claiming it was unnecessary and overly broad. 

Majority leader Chuck Schumer also voted against it, using the procedural move to allow the chamber to bring it up again at a later time. 

The “Right to Contraception Act” would have enshrined into federal law a right for individuals to buy and use contraceptives, including birth control pills and condoms. 

The measure is part of Democrats’ push to highlight reproductive issues as the u-s marks two years since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. 



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