WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8373, the Right to Contraception Act, by a vote of 228 to 195. 

Independent Women’s Voice CEO Heather R. Higgins released the following statement: 

“It is disappointing to see the Left trying to scare women into thinking that Republicans would take away access to contraceptives if Republicans control the House come January 2023. The truth is that Republican political leaders and Republican voters – including 80% of those who self-identify as pro-life – overwhelmingly support access to contraception. 

“Today’s vote is yet another example of Democrats going too far and using safe access to contraceptives, which receives nearly universal bipartisan support, as a cloak for extreme legislation. H.R. 8373, for example, would remove safeguards and could require doctors to sterilize minors, without parental knowledge or consent, simply because the minor believed that was what they wanted.

“Democrats hope that the fantasy that the GOP would restrict access to contraceptives will distract from decades-high inflation, shortages, a broken border, and failing public schools. Americans deserve better.”



Independent Women’s Voice is an advocacy 501(c)(4) that fights for women and families by effectively expanding support among women, independents, and millennials for policy solutions that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance freedom, opportunities, and well-being.