June 5, 2024

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Dr. Rand Paul, Sen. Rick Scott Slam Democrats’ Attacks on Religious Freedoms & Parental Rights, Political Games on Contraception


WASHINGTON, D.C.  Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) along with 20 other Republican Senators signed a joint statement slamming Senate Democrats for pushing stunt legislation, the so-called Right to Contraception Act, which misleads the public on the accessibility of contraception and threatens the religious freedoms and parental rights of millions of Americans. This bill was first passed by Nancy Pelosi’s Democrat-controlled House in 2022 and now Senate Democrats are trying to revive it in a desperate attempt to deceive the American people. The Senate is expected to vote on the so-called Right to Contraception Act this afternoon.

The senators said, “There is no threat to access to contraception, which is legal in every state and required by law to be offered at no cost by health insurers, and it’s disgusting that Democrats are fearmongering on this important issue to score cheap political points. This bill infringes on the parental rights and religious liberties of some Americans and lets the federal government force religious institutions and schools, even public elementary schools, to offer contraception like condoms to little kids. It’s just another way for Democrats to use activist attorneys and our courts to advance their radical agenda and that is why we oppose this bill.”

Joining Dr. Paul and Senator Rick Scott in signing the statement were Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ted Budd (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Katie Britt (R-AL), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Steve Daines (R-MT).

You can read the full statement HERE.

This week, Dr. Paul also joined U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) in introducing the Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act to promote access to and availability of safe and effective contraception for women and families.


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