WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House passed a bill that would establish a right in federal law for people to obtain and use contraceptives.
The final vote came down to 228 to 195. Congressional Democrats put this legislation on the floor after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas questioned if the Court should reconsider privacy laws like contraception. This bill would also give the right to health care providers to give contraceptives.
Congressman Jack Bergman (R- MI) voted “NO” on this legislation.
The bill now heads to the Senate. It’s unclear if the Senate has enough votes to pass it.