Senate Blocks Bill on Contraceptive Access in 51-39 Vote

The Senate failed to move forward with a bill that aimed to protect people's access to contraceptives and ensure health care providers can offer these services. The bill was supported mainly by Democrats who wanted it to pass. The result of the vote was 51-39 against proceeding, not meeting the required three-fifths majority.

This is a bill that ensures people can access birth control methods and that healthcare providers can offer these options without restrictions. It is called the "Right to Conceptions Act."

The bill defines important terms: "contraception" is any action to prevent pregnancy, "contraceptive" includes any drug or device used to prevent pregnancy, and “health care provider” means anyone like doctors or nurses who are allowed to offer medical care. It specifies that no government or state can limit a person's access to contraceptives.

It emphasizes that everyone has the right to get contraceptives freely without being forced, and that healthcare professionals can provide these services without facing legal blocks. There are rules that prevent any new laws from restricting this access unless they specifically say they are not part of this bill.

In summary, this bill makes sure that everyone in the U.S. can choose to use birth control if they want to, without unnecessary barriers, and ensures healthcare providers can support them without fear of breaking the law.

90 votes
Yes51
No39
Not Voting10
Jun 05, 2024, 03:33 PM (Washington D.C.)
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  1. Motion to table the motion to proceed to the measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  2. Motion by Senator Schumer to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 190) made in Senate.
  3. Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 39. Record Vote Number: 190.
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  4. Motion to proceed to consideration of measure in Senate.
  5. Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S3915)
  6. Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S3915)
  7. Placed on Calendar Senate

    This is a bill that ensures people can access birth control methods and that healthcare providers can offer these options without restrictions. It is called the "Right to Conceptions Act."

    The bill defines important terms: "contraception" is any action to prevent pregnancy, "contraceptive" includes any drug or device used to prevent pregnancy, and “health care provider” means anyone like doctors or nurses who are allowed to offer medical care. It specifies that no government or state can limit a person's access to contraceptives.

    It emphasizes that everyone has the right to get contraceptives freely without being forced, and that healthcare professionals can provide these services without facing legal blocks. There are rules that prevent any new laws from restricting this access unless they specifically say they are not part of this bill.

    In summary, this bill makes sure that everyone in the U.S. can choose to use birth control if they want to, without unnecessary barriers, and ensures healthcare providers can support them without fear of breaking the law.

  8. Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 400.
  9. Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
  10. Introduced in Senate