Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik voted against House Democrats’ bill that would increase access to radical abortion-on-demand. In the face of House Democrats’ Far-Left abortion agenda, Stefanik is supporting two solutions to provide access to contraception for adult women.
“While House Democrats push their radical abortion-on-demand agenda, I am working to safeguard access for women to resources without compromising the lives of the unborn," Stefanik said. "These solutions that I am supporting will empower women by expanding birth control access and improving maternal health care.”
Stefanik is a cosponsor of the Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act, which would enable women ages 18 and up to access FDA-approved, routine-use birth control pills over the counter. This legislation requires the FDA to give priority review to already-approved, safe oral contraceptives for routine use so that they can be available over the counter for adult women. Additionally, this legislation expands options for women to use tax-advantaged health accounts to pay for their over-the-counter birth control.
Stefanik also is a cosponsor of the Access to Safe Contraception Act of 2022, which prevents any state from banning FDA-approved contraception for use as contraception, preserves conscience protections for health care providers, and maintains state regulation of the practice of medicine and pharmacy.