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Kuster: All Women Deserve Access to Contraception

Kuster Works with Republicans To Protect Contraception

**Kuster spoke on the House Floor in favor of this legislation, her full remarks are available HERE**

**99% of U.S. women who have been sexually active report having used some form of contraception, and 96% of voters support having access to contraception**


Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of H.R. 8373, the Right to Contraception Act, legislation that takes proactive steps to protect access to contraception across the country. This action comes in the wake of the Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade and calling into question the constitutional protection of contraception and other rights that stem from the right to privacy guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment. Earlier today, Kuster spoke on the House Floor in favor of this legislation. Her full remarks are available HERE.


“The government has no place inserting itself into personal and private health care decisions – including access to contraceptives,” said Rep. Kuster. “But, ongoing attacks on women’s freedom and control of their bodies make clear that Congress must take action to protect our most basic right to medical care and contraceptives. There are countless reasons for patients to access contraceptives and why health care providers will prescribe contraception – these reasons are nuanced, complicated, and none of the government’s business. I was proud to vote for this legislation today and I urge the Senate to quickly move to pass this bill.”


Specifically, the Right to Contraception Act:

  • Establishes a statutory right to obtain contraceptives and to engage in contraception, and for health care providers to provide contraceptives, contraception, and information related to contraception.
  • Protects against any state laws that attempt to restrict access to contraceptives and affirms the Attorney General’s enforcement authority to bring civil actions against any state that attempts to do so.
  • Puts in place a private right of action for individuals to enforce their right to obtain contraceptives and for health care providers to enforce their right to provide contraceptives and information related to contraception.