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Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions July 17, 2014
Cory Booker, D-NJ
"Mr. President, I rise today to introduce with nineteen of my colleagues the Access to Birth Control Act of 2014, ABC Act, which protects an individual’s right to birth control by requiring pharmacies to fill a valid prescription for birth control in a timely manner."
Not My Boss’ Business Act July 17, 2014
Ami Bera, D-CA
"Long-term contraceptive methods like IUDs are often the safest option and up to 20 times more effective than the birth control pill, but upfront costs can make it difficult for some women, particularly low-income women, to afford these methods. Prescription birth control can often cost up to $600 a year, and if women can’t afford it, they are more likely to use it in an inconsistent manner."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4719, Fighting Hunger Incentive Act Of 2014 July 17, 2014
Alcee Hastings, D-FL
"No employer should have the right to limit the health choices of its employees, male or female. It is pure discrimination when 99 percent of women in this country have used some form of birth control during their lifetime, but to now have to literally go through unreasonable measures to simply secure the fundamental health care they need."
House’S Failure To Consider Hr 5051: The Protect Women’S Health From Corporate Interference Act (Not My Boss’ Business Act) July 17, 2014
Louise Slaughter, D-NY
"The stupidity of this Supreme Court decision is that it completely overlooks the fact that 58 percent of the women who get prescription oral contraceptives do it not just for birth control, but for another medical reason, such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Even those women will be out of luck, which means they don’t have the same rights as all those men who buy Viagra. That’s still covered."
Executive Session July 16, 2014
Deb Fischer, R-NE
"It is time to move away from the overheated rhetoric and it is time for us to discuss the facts. The Washington Post Fact Checker has systematically rebutted a series of misleading claims from my friends on the other side of the aisle. The Fact Checker concluded that, “Simply put, the court ruling does not outlaw contraceptives, does not allow bosses to prevent women from seeking birth control and does not take away a person’s religious freedom.”"

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